A 60GHz, linear, direct down-conversion mixer with mm-Wave tunability in 32nm CMOS SOI

M. A.T. Sanduleanu, A. Valdes-Garcia, Y. Liu, B. Parker, Shlomo Shlafman, Benny Sheinman, Danny Elad, Scott Reynolds, Daniel Friedman

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Abstract

The gain/linearity trade-off is exploited to achieve the best linearity performance of a mm-Wave down-conversion system. The achieved linearity (IIP3) for the whole down-conversion chain is better than 11.06dBm for 5.8dB gain at 60GHz. Gain can be adjusted from -15dB to 11dB in 1dB steps depending on the signal level. By adjusting phase matching at RF input and the common-mode impedance of the mixer with a variable transmission line, the input phase imbalance can be corrected and the second-order distortion (HD2) can be reduced. The LO/RF isolation is 43dB and the LO/IF isolation is better than 82dB. The down-converter occupies 1.38mm2 in 32nm CMOS SOI and consumes 19.2mW from 1V supply. The power consumption of the mixer itself is 4mW @ 1V supply.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 2013 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, CICC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467361460
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Nov 2013
Event35th Annual Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - The Showcase for Circuit Design in the Heart of Silicon Valley, CICC 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 22 Sep 201325 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
ISSN (Print)0886-5930

Conference

Conference35th Annual Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - The Showcase for Circuit Design in the Heart of Silicon Valley, CICC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period22/09/1325/09/13

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