Wide band 6 GHz upconverter using 0.18 μm CMOS technology for satellite communication

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Yuan Chun Li
  • Quan Xue

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics (iWEM2016)
Subtitle of host publicationProceeding
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-8194-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Conference

Title2016 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics (iWEM2016): Applications and Student Innovation Competition
LocationNanjing university of Science and Technology
PlaceChina
CityNanjing
Period16 - 18 May 2016

Abstract

This paper presents a wide band upconverter which consists of an inductance switched voltage control oscillator (VCO) and up-conversion mixer. In order to enhance the oscillating frequency range, the VCO has 3-bit control function with switchable inductance. Therefore, it could offer a wide band local oscillator (LO) signal for the upconverter. Meanwhile, the upconverter employs double balanced Gilbert structure to obtain good LO and RF isolation. The monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) is realized on 0.18 μm CMOS process. The measured results verify that by using the inductance switched VCO, the converter realizes -3 dB conversion gain in a wide band from 5.25 GHz to 6.55 GHz. The compression point P1dB is -12 dBm and the power consumption is 66 mW.

Research Area(s)

  • CMOS integrated circuits, field effect MMIC, frequency convertors, satellite communication, voltage-controlled oscillators, CMOS technology, MMIC, frequency 5.25 GHz to 6.55 GHz, inductance switched voltage control oscillator, monolithic microwave integrated circuit, oscillating frequency range enhancement, size 0.18 mum, upconversion mixer, wide band local oscillator, wide band upconverter, wideband upconverter, Inductance, Mixers, Power harmonic filters, Radio frequency, Tuning, Voltage control oscillator (VCO), local oscillator (LO), monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC), up-conversion mixer

Citation Format(s)

Wide band 6 GHz upconverter using 0.18 μm CMOS technology for satellite communication. / Li, Yuan Chun; Xue, Quan.

2016 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics (iWEM2016): Proceeding. IEEE, 2016.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review