A fully-integrated dual-polarization 16-element W-band phased-array transceiver in SiGe BiCMOS

Alberto Valdes-Garcia, Arun Natarajan, Duixian Liu, Mihai Sanduleanu, Xiaoxiong Gu, Mark Ferriss, Ben Parker, Christian Baks, Jean Olivier Plouchart, Herschel Ainspan, Bodhisatwa Sadhu, Md Islam, Scott Reynolds

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Abstract

This paper presents a multi-function, dual-polarization phased array transceiver supporting both radar and communication applications at W-band. 32 receive elements and 16 transmit elements with dual outputs are integrated to support 16 dual polarized antennas in a package. The IC further includes two independent 16:1 combining networks, two receiver downconversion chains, an up-conversion chain, a 40GHz PLL, an 80GHz frequency doubler, extensive digital control circuitry, and on-chip IF/LO combining/distribution circuitry to enable scalability to arrays at the board level. The fully-integrated transceiver is fabricated in the IBM SiGe BiCMOS 0.13um process, occupies an area of 6.6×6.7mm2, and operates from 2.7V (analog/RF) and 1.5V (digital) supplies. Multiple operating modes are supported including the simultaneous reception of two polarizations with a lOGHz IF output, transmission in either polarization from an IF input, or single-polarization transmission/reception from/to I&Q base-band signals (2.5W RX, 2.9W TX). Measurement results show 8dB receiver NF and 2dBm transmitter output power per element at 94GHz in both polarizations.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2013
Pages375-378
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20134 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameDigest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium
ISSN (Print)1529-2517

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period2/06/134/06/13

Keywords

  • dual polarized
  • phased-array
  • SiGe
  • W-band

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