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Wideband cascaded and stacked receiver front-ends employing an improved clock-strategy technique

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Abbasi, Arash and Nabki, Frederic. 2023. « Wideband cascaded and stacked receiver front-ends employing an improved clock-strategy technique ». Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications, vol. 13, nº 1.
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Abstract

A wideband cascaded receiver and a stacked receiver using an improved clock strategy are proposed to support the software-defined radio (SDR). The improved clock strategy reduces the number of mixer switches and the number of LO clock paths required to drive the mixer switches. This reduces the dynamic power consumption. The cascaded receiver includes an inverter-based low-noise transconductance amplifier (LNTA) using a feed-forward technique to enhance the noise performance; a passive mixer; and an inverter-based transimpedance amplifier (TIA). The stacked receiver architecture is used to reduce the power consumption by sharing the current between the LNTA and the TIA from a single supply. It utilizes a wideband LNTA with a capacitor cross-coupled (CCC) common-gate (CG) topology, a passive mixer to convert the RF current to an IF current, an active inductor (AI) and a 1/f noise-cancellation (NC) technique to improve the noise performance, and a TIA to convert the IF current to an IF voltage at the output. Both cascaded and stacked receivers are simulated in 22 nm CMOS technology. The cascaded receiver achieves a conversion-gain from 26 dB to 36 dB, a double-sideband noise-figure (NFDSB) from 1.4 dB to 3.9 dB, S11<−10 dB and an IIP3 from −7.5 dBm to −10.5 dBm, over the RF operating band from 0.4 GHz to 12 GHz. The stacked receiver achieves a conversion-gain from 34.5 dB to 36 dB, a NFDSB from 4.6 dB to 6.2 dB, S11<−10 dB, and an IIP3 from −21 dBm to −17.5 dBm, over the RF operating band from 2.2 GHz to 3.2 GHz. The cascaded receiver consumes 11 m from a 1 V supply voltage, while the stacked receiver consumes 2.4 m from a 1.2 V supply voltage.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
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Professor
Nabki, Frédéric
Affiliation: Génie électrique
Date Deposited: 30 May 2023 20:37
Last Modified: 31 May 2023 14:29
URI: https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/26447

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