Two-way vector modulator SiGe MMIC for millimeter-wave phased array applications

Mikko Kantanen, Jan Holmberg, Timo Karttaavi

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Abstract

This paper presents a two-way vector modulator integrated circuit aimed for millimeter wave phased array systems. The active vector modulator is based on the Cartesian topology. Phase can be tuned continuously 360 degrees and the usable gain control range is more than 10 dB. The chip includes a low-noise preamplifier and a buffer amplifier in both receive and transmit paths, which are coupled together using a T-junction. The chip can be used from 60 to 80 GHz and the maximum gain is 30 dB at 67 GHz and The chip is processed in 0.35μm silicon germanium technology. Size of the chip including the pads is 2.5 × 1 mm2 from which one vector modulator core occupies 0.3 × 0.3 mm2.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMillimeter Waves (GSMM), 2015 Global Symposium On
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages1-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-14673-8063-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event8th Global Symposium on Millimeter-Waves - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 25 May 201527 May 2015
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th Global Symposium on Millimeter-Waves
Abbreviated titleGSMM
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period25/05/1527/05/15

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Monolithic microwave integrated circuits
Millimeter waves
Modulators
Buffer amplifiers
Gain control
Germanium
Integrated circuits
Topology
Silicon

Keywords

  • millimeter wave integrated circuits
  • phase shifters
  • vector mdulators

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Kantanen, M., Holmberg, J., & Karttaavi, T. (2015). Two-way vector modulator SiGe MMIC for millimeter-wave phased array applications. In Millimeter Waves (GSMM), 2015 Global Symposium On (pp. 1-3). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/GSMM.2015.7175458
Kantanen, Mikko ; Holmberg, Jan ; Karttaavi, Timo. / Two-way vector modulator SiGe MMIC for millimeter-wave phased array applications. Millimeter Waves (GSMM), 2015 Global Symposium On. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2015. pp. 1-3
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Millimeter Waves (GSMM), 2015 Global Symposium On. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2015. p. 1-3.

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Kantanen M, Holmberg J, Karttaavi T. Two-way vector modulator SiGe MMIC for millimeter-wave phased array applications. In Millimeter Waves (GSMM), 2015 Global Symposium On. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2015. p. 1-3 https://doi.org/10.1109/GSMM.2015.7175458