A 0.8-3 GHz mixer-first receiver with on-chip transformer balun in 65-nm CMOS

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  • TDK Europe


This paper describes a wide-band receiver designed to be connected directly to a single-ended non-50 ohm antenna. The receiver is based on a four-phase mixer-first architecture and it includes an on-chip transformer balun. Reconfigurability in the balun extends the low-end operation band by 300 MHz. This design demonstrates that with an on-chip balun it is possible to achieve comparable performance to a similar receiver with an external high-performance balun. The receiver is implemented in 65-nm CMOS and it operates in 0.8-3 GHz band with 40 dB gain and 7 dB noise figure.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Solid-State Circuits Conference
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Solid-State Circuits Conference - Graz, Austria
Duration: 14 Sep 201518 Sep 2015
Conference number: 41


ConferenceEuropean Solid-State Circuits Conference
Abbreviated titleESSCIRC

    Research areas

  • CMOS, mixer-first, transformer

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