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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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