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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    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
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    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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