A 60 Ghz CMOS Power Amplifier based on an Equivalent Substrate Model for Microstrip

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)

  • Shichang Chen
  • Gaofeng Wang
  • Quan Xue

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Student Innovation Competition (iWEM)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781467381949
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics, Applications and Student Innovation (iWEM)

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

A 60 GHz fully differential power amplifier (PA) based on microstrip line (MSL) is presented in this paper. To accelerate design and characterization in EDA simulators circuit simulations, an equivalent substrate model extraction method for MSL is introduced. A differential three-stage cascode PA prototype is implemented in 65-nm bulk CMOS process for demonstration. The proposed PA has a 3-dB bandwidth ranging from 50 to 61 GHz, and generates saturation output power of 11.7 dBm with 20 dB gain, at 60 GHz. The test and simulation results agree well, indicating the effectiveness of the extracted model. This MSL model based design approach will pave a quick way for millimeter-wave power amplifier designs.

Research Area(s)

  • CMOS integrated circuits, microstrip antennas, power amplifiers, CMOS power amplifier, CMOS process, MSL, PA, differential power amplifier, equivalent substrate model, equivalent substrate model extraction method, microstrip line, millimeter wave power amplifier designs, Decision support systems, Frequency measurement, Gain measurement, Power measurement, Semiconductor device modeling, Solid modeling

Citation Format(s)

A 60 Ghz CMOS Power Amplifier based on an Equivalent Substrate Model for Microstrip. / Chen, Shichang; Wang, Gaofeng; Xue, Quan.

2016 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics: Applications and Student Innovation Competition (iWEM). IEEE, 2016. 7505008 (IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics, Applications and Student Innovation (iWEM)).

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