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Title: A 27–41 GHz frequency doubler with conversion gain of 12 dB and PAE of 16.9%
Authors: Li, Jiankang
Xiong, Yong-Zhong
Goh, Wang Ling
Wu, Wen
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Li, J., Xiong, Y. Z., Goh, W. L., & Wu, W. (2012). A 27–41 GHz frequency doubler with conversion gain of 12 dB and PAE of 16.9%. IEEE microwave and wireless components letters, 22(8), 427-429.
Series/Report no.: IEEE microwave and wireless components letters
Abstract: A 27-41 GHz monolithic balanced frequency doubler fabricated using the 0.13 μm SiGe BiCMOS technology is presented in this letter. The balanced doubler consists of a balun, a driver amplifier (DA), a common-base (CB) doubling core and a medium power amplifier. The CB topology is used to increase the bandwidth and for the ease of matching with the balun. The proposed frequency doubler attained a measured gain of 16.8-19.8 dB, an output power of 1.3-4.3 dBm, and a fundamental rejection of better than 25.7 dB (from 27 to 41 GHz) at an input power of 15 5 dBm. An maximum output power of 8 dBm with dc power consumption of 35 mW and corresponding power added efficiency (PAE) of 16.9% have also been achieved. The chip size is 0.75 mm × 0.45 mm.
ISSN: 1531-1309
DOI: 10.1109/LMWC.2012.2205228
Rights: © 2012 IEEE
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