A CMOS even Harmonic Mixer with Current Reuse for Low Power Applications

Ming Feng Huang, Shuenn-Yuh Lee, Chung J. Kuo

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This paper presents a novel topology for the even harmonic mixer (EHM). The proposed mixer employs current reuse and double frequency circuits in the RF input stage and LO stage, respectively, to improve its linearity and isolation. In addition, the proposed topology has the advantage of the low power consumption. In order to demonstrate the benefits of the proposed mixer, theoretical analyses of conversion gain and linearity have been described in details. The measured results reveal that the proposed mixer possesses single-end conversion gain of 8 dB and third-order input intercept point (IIP3) of -3.8 dBm, respectively, under the supply voltage of 1.8 V and LO power of 4 dBm. The power consumption of the proposed mixer is about 1.4 mW at 900 MHz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1349353
Pages (from-to)290-295
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
Issue numberJanuary
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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