A 0.18 μm CMOS current reuse ultra-wideband low noise amplifier (UWB-LNA) with minimized group delay variations

K. Yousef, H. Jia, R. Pokharel, A. Allam, M. Ragab, H. Kanaya

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Abstract

This paper presents the design of a CMOS low noise amplifier (LNA) with minimized group delay variations and optimized noise performance for ultra-wideband (UWB) applications. The proposed LNA employs a common source based current reuse topology. Through this configuration gain flatness of 12.25± 0.25 with noise figure (NF) less than 3.8 dB are achieved. This LNA achieves group delay variation of ±25 ps using the standard 0.18 μm CMOS technology. Weak Capacitive-Resistive shunt feedback technique is implemented across the input stage for wideband input matching. Series peaking with output resistive termination are adopted for group delay variations optimization. This UWB LNA has a measured 1dB compression point (P1dB) and an input third-order intermodulation point (IIP3) of-7.0 dBm and 2.5 dBm respectively at 5.5 GHz. The implemented UWB LNA chip area is only 560 μm × 590 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2014
Subtitle of host publication"Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages448-451
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870361
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 23 2014
Event9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Oct 6 2014Oct 7 2014

Publication series

NameEuropean Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference

Other

Other9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period10/6/1410/7/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Yousef, K., Jia, H., Pokharel, R., Allam, A., Ragab, M., & Kanaya, H. (2014). A 0.18 μm CMOS current reuse ultra-wideband low noise amplifier (UWB-LNA) with minimized group delay variations. In European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (pp. 448-451). [6997889] (European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMIC.2014.6997889