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Low Voltage CMOS Radio Receiver Front-End Design

Tillman, Fred LU (2005) 59.
Abstract
The mass production of integrated circuits for digital electronics has made CMOS technology the most frequently used IC process today. Thanks to the large production volume, CMOS has increasingly become the most cost efficient technology of choice, and the fast development of small, high speed CMOS devices has made the technology feasible for many RF applications. However, as the transistor feature size continues



to shrink, the maximum supply voltage decreases as well, and it becomes



important to fully utilized the available dynamic range. New circuit architectures must therefore be developed in order not to deteriorate RF performance or increase power consumption. The scope of this thesis has been to... (More)
The mass production of integrated circuits for digital electronics has made CMOS technology the most frequently used IC process today. Thanks to the large production volume, CMOS has increasingly become the most cost efficient technology of choice, and the fast development of small, high speed CMOS devices has made the technology feasible for many RF applications. However, as the transistor feature size continues



to shrink, the maximum supply voltage decreases as well, and it becomes



important to fully utilized the available dynamic range. New circuit architectures must therefore be developed in order not to deteriorate RF performance or increase power consumption. The scope of this thesis has been to investigate circuit topologies for low voltage CMOS receiver front-ends, where the developments of the passive



mixer represent the main contribution.



The general introduction provides a brief overview of receiver architectures, CMOS technology, low voltage front-end design, linearity aspects, and generation of quadrature



signals on chip. Brief introductions to the included papers are placed in their context where the purpose of the research becomes clearer. Paper I presents a 1 Volt front-end aimed for the Bluetooth standard where maximum



dynamic range is achieved. Paper II and III describe developments of the passive mixer where linearity improvement and quadrature functionality are addressed. The papers present fabricated and measured circuits in a standard 0.25um CMOS



technology. Paper IV deals with large signal nonlinearity of the passive mixer and makes use of an effective analysis method based on phase shifting. The final paper studies quadrature generation on chip by using an active polyphase network. (Less)
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  • Professor Halonen, Kari, Helsinki University of Technology
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Elektroteknik, Electrical engineering, Elektronik, Electronics, Elektronik och elektroteknik, Electronics and Electrical technology, Polyphase Filter, Quadrature Signals, Nonlinearity, Distortion, Passive Mixer, Mixer, Low Noise Amplifier, CMOS, Front-End, Low Voltage, Radio, Receiver
volume
59
pages
188 pages
publisher
Department of Electroscience, Lund University
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Room E:1406, E-building, Ole Römers väg 3, Lund Institute of Technology
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2005-12-09 10:15
ISSN
1402-8662
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English
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yes
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  abstract     = {The mass production of integrated circuits for digital electronics has made CMOS technology the most frequently used IC process today. Thanks to the large production volume, CMOS has increasingly become the most cost efficient technology of choice, and the fast development of small, high speed CMOS devices has made the technology feasible for many RF applications. However, as the transistor feature size continues<br/><br>
<br/><br>
to shrink, the maximum supply voltage decreases as well, and it becomes<br/><br>
<br/><br>
important to fully utilized the available dynamic range. New circuit architectures must therefore be developed in order not to deteriorate RF performance or increase power consumption. The scope of this thesis has been to investigate circuit topologies for low voltage CMOS receiver front-ends, where the developments of the passive<br/><br>
<br/><br>
mixer represent the main contribution.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
The general introduction provides a brief overview of receiver architectures, CMOS technology, low voltage front-end design, linearity aspects, and generation of quadrature<br/><br>
<br/><br>
signals on chip. Brief introductions to the included papers are placed in their context where the purpose of the research becomes clearer. Paper I presents a 1 Volt front-end aimed for the Bluetooth standard where maximum<br/><br>
<br/><br>
dynamic range is achieved. Paper II and III describe developments of the passive mixer where linearity improvement and quadrature functionality are addressed. The papers present fabricated and measured circuits in a standard 0.25um CMOS<br/><br>
<br/><br>
technology. Paper IV deals with large signal nonlinearity of the passive mixer and makes use of an effective analysis method based on phase shifting. The final paper studies quadrature generation on chip by using an active polyphase network.},
  author       = {Tillman, Fred},
  issn         = {1402-8662},
  keyword      = {Elektroteknik,Electrical engineering,Elektronik,Electronics,Elektronik och elektroteknik,Electronics and Electrical technology,Polyphase Filter,Quadrature Signals,Nonlinearity,Distortion,Passive Mixer,Mixer,Low Noise Amplifier,CMOS,Front-End,Low Voltage,Radio,Receiver},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {188},
  publisher    = {Department of Electroscience, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  title        = {Low Voltage CMOS Radio Receiver Front-End Design},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2005},
}