A 53-to-73GHz power amplifier with 74.5mW/mm2 output power density by 2D differential power combining in 65nm CMOS.
Lim, Wei Meng
Date of Issue2013
IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (2013 : Seattle, Washington, US)
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Towards wide bandwidth and high output power density for 60GHz PA design in 65nm CMOS, this paper introduces a 2D differential power combining network by metamaterial-based zero-phase-shifter. Simultaneous distributed amplification and power combining can be achieved with improved performances in both power density and bandwidth. The PA measurement results show 13.2 dB gain, 8.7% PAE, 13dBm P1dB, and 20GHz bandwidth (53 to 73GHz) within an area of 0.268mm2.
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