A low minimum detectable power, high dynamic range, V-Band CMOS millimeter-wave logarithmic power detector

Chien Chang Chou, Wen Chian Lai, Tzuen Hsi Huang, Huey Ru Chuang

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Abstract

This paper presents a V-Band logarithmic power detector fabricated in 90-nm CMOS technology. The topology of successive detection logarithmic amplifier (SDLA) is adopted for high dynamic range. Instead of using traditional differential limiting amplifiers, millimeter-wave (MMW) amplifiers are applied for the gain cells to achieve the desired performance. A three-stage SDLA test key was implemented. The measured results at 52 GHz show that the dynamic range is 50 dB and the logarithmic errors are within ±1.5 dB. From 50 to 62 GHz, the dynamic range is better than 35 dB, and the logarithmic errors are within ±2 dB. The total power consumption and chip size are 20 mW and 0.66 mm2, respectively. Compared to the previously reported millimeter-wave (MMW) power detectors, the proposed work features a wider dynamic range and reasonably linear logarithmic curve response to RF input power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages642-645
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509063604
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 4
Event2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017 - Honololu, United States
Duration: 2017 Jun 42017 Jun 9

Publication series

NameIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
ISSN (Print)0149-645X

Other

Other2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHonololu
Period17-06-0417-06-09

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extremely high frequencies
Millimeter waves
millimeter waves
dynamic range
CMOS
Logarithmic amplifiers
Detectors
amplifiers
detectors
differential amplifiers
Wave power
Electric power utilization
topology
chips
Topology
curves
cells

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Chou, C. C., Lai, W. C., Huang, T. H., & Chuang, H. R. (2017). A low minimum detectable power, high dynamic range, V-Band CMOS millimeter-wave logarithmic power detector. In 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017 (pp. 642-645). [8058651] (IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2017.8058651
Chou, Chien Chang ; Lai, Wen Chian ; Huang, Tzuen Hsi ; Chuang, Huey Ru. / A low minimum detectable power, high dynamic range, V-Band CMOS millimeter-wave logarithmic power detector. 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 642-645 (IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest).
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Chou, CC, Lai, WC, Huang, TH & Chuang, HR 2017, A low minimum detectable power, high dynamic range, V-Band CMOS millimeter-wave logarithmic power detector. in 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017., 8058651, IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 642-645, 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017, Honololu, United States, 17-06-04. https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2017.8058651

A low minimum detectable power, high dynamic range, V-Band CMOS millimeter-wave logarithmic power detector. / Chou, Chien Chang; Lai, Wen Chian; Huang, Tzuen Hsi; Chuang, Huey Ru.

2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 642-645 8058651 (IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest).

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Chou CC, Lai WC, Huang TH, Chuang HR. A low minimum detectable power, high dynamic range, V-Band CMOS millimeter-wave logarithmic power detector. In 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 642-645. 8058651. (IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest). https://doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2017.8058651