A 6-10-GHz CMOS power amplifier with an inter-stage wideband impedance transformer for UWB transmitters

H. W. Chung, C. Y. Hsu, C. Y. Yang, K. F. Wei, H. R. Chuang

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Abstract

A 6-10-GHz broadband CMOS power amplifier (PA) for Ultra-wideband (UWB) transmitters is presented. An inter-stage wideband impedance transformer is designed between the small-signal stage and driver amplifier for the wideband operation. The UWB PA is implemented in the 0.18-μm 1P6M standard UMC CMOS process. Fully on-wafer measurement shows that the fabricated PA exhibits an average small-signal gain, P1dB, and PAE of 8.5 dB, 5 dBm, and 14.4%, respectively, from 6 to 10 GHz. A low power consumption of only 18 mW is obtained from a voltage of 1.5 V.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008
Pages305-308
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2008 Oct 272008 Oct 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008

Other

Other38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period08-10-2708-10-31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Chung, H. W., Hsu, C. Y., Yang, C. Y., Wei, K. F., & Chuang, H. R. (2008). A 6-10-GHz CMOS power amplifier with an inter-stage wideband impedance transformer for UWB transmitters. In Proceedings of the 38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008 (pp. 305-308). [4751449] (Proceedings of the 38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/EUMC.2008.4751449