A 2.4-GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) for the direct conversion application with high power gain, low supply voltage and ±4 KV human body model (HBM) electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection level implemented by a 90-nm RF CMOS technology is demonstrated. At 12.9 mA of current consumption with a supply voltage of 1.0 V, the LNA delivers a power gain of 21.9 dB and the noise figure (NF) of 3.2 dB, while maintaining the input and output return losses below -11 dB and -18.3 dB, respectively. The power gain and NF are only 0.2 dB lower and 0.64 dB higher than those of LNA without ESD protection.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering