A compact 35-65 GHz up-conversion mixer with integrated broadband transformers in 0.18-μm SiGe BiCMOS technology

Ping Chen Huang, Ren Chieh Liu, Jeng Han Tsai, Hong Yeh Chang, Huei Wang, John Yeh, Chwan Ying Lee, John Chern

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Abstract

This paper presents a compact 35-65 GHz Gilbert cell up-convert mixer implemented in TSMC 0.18μm SiGe BiCMOS technology. Integrated broadband transformers and meandered thin-film microstrip lines were utilized to achieve a miniature chip area of 0.6 mm × 0.45 mm. The compact MMIC has a flat measured conversion loss of 7 ± 1.5 dB and LO suppression of more than 40 dB at the RF port from 35 to 65 GHz. The power consumption is 14 mW from a 4-V supply. This is a fully integrated millimeter-wave active mixer that has the smallest chip area ever reported, and also the highest operation frequency among up-conversion mixers using silicon-based technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits(RFIC) Symposium - Digest of Papers
Pages213-216
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 11 Jun 200613 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameDigest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1529-2517

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/06/0613/06/06

Keywords

  • HBT
  • Millimeter-wave (MMW)
  • Mixer
  • SiGe
  • Transformer
  • Up-converter

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