Design of a D-Band CMOS Amplifier Utilizing Coupled Slow-Wave Coplanar Waveguides

Dristy Parveg, Mikko Varonen, Denizhan Karaca, Ali Vahdati, Mikko Kantanen, Kari A.I. Halonen

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Abstract

This paper validates a design and modeling methodology of coupled slow-wave waveguides (CS-CPW) by presenting a D-band CMOS low-noise amplifier (LNA) that utilizes the CS-CPW for impedance matching. The robustness and feasibility of using the CS-CPW as a matching element in wideband millimeter-wave (mm-wave) silicon circuit designs are studied. Furthermore, the key design details of a mm-wave LNA are discussed. The designed monolithic microwave integrated circuit amplifier has a gain greater than 10 dB from 135 to 170 GHz with a peak gain of 15.7 dB at 160 GHz. The amplifier has a measured noise figure of 8.5 dB from 135 to 170 GHz, and an output-referred 1-dB compression point of -16.5 dBm at 160 GHz. The total power consumption of the amplifier is 32 mW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1359-1373
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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Coplanar waveguides
CMOS
amplifiers
Low noise amplifiers
waveguides
Millimeter waves
low noise
millimeter waves
Monolithic microwave integrated circuits
Noise figure
Waveguides
Electric power utilization
microwave circuits
impedance matching
Silicon
Networks (circuits)
integrated circuits
methodology
broadband
output

Keywords

  • 140 GHz
  • 170 GHz
  • Amplifier
  • CMOS
  • CMOS technology
  • Coplanar waveguides
  • coupled slow-wave coplanar waveguide (CS-CPW)
  • coupled transmission lines
  • D-band
  • Impedance
  • low-noise amplifier (LNA)
  • Metals
  • millimeter wave integrated circuit
  • monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC)
  • Silicon
  • silicon
  • slow-wave coplanar waveguide (S-CPW)
  • slow-wave coupled line
  • Strips
  • Substrates

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Design of a D-Band CMOS Amplifier Utilizing Coupled Slow-Wave Coplanar Waveguides. / Parveg, Dristy; Varonen, Mikko; Karaca, Denizhan; Vahdati, Ali; Kantanen, Mikko; Halonen, Kari A.I.

In: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 66, No. 3, 2018, p. 1359-1373.

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