A 5-9 GHz CMOS Ultra-wideband power amplifier design using load-pull

H. Mosalam, A. Allam, H. Jia, R. Pokharel, M. Ragab, K. Yoshida

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Abstract

The design of 5-9 GHz, two stages CMOS power amplifier (PA) for Ultra-wideband (UWB) is presented in this paper. Post-layout simulation results indicated a power gain S21 of 16± 0.5dB, an input return loss S11 less than -4 dB and an output return loss S22 less than -5 dB over the frequency range of interest. Source-pull contours were used to design the inter stage matching of the PA. The proposed two stages PA achieves an average Power Added Efficiency (PAE) of 12.4% and an output 1-dB compression above 0 dBm over the same frequency band. Moreover, the proposed UWB PA achieves group delay of 170±20 ps with power consumption of 25 mW from a 1.8V supply voltage. The UWB PA is designed in TSMC 0.18 μm CMOS technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages13-16
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479924523
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 2013 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Dec 8 2013Dec 11 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems

Other

Other2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 2013
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period12/8/1312/11/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mosalam, H., Allam, A., Jia, H., Pokharel, R., Ragab, M., & Yoshida, K. (2013). A 5-9 GHz CMOS Ultra-wideband power amplifier design using load-pull. In 2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 2013 (pp. 13-16). [6815333] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECS.2013.6815333