A 30/35 GHz dual-band transmitter for phased arrays in communication/radar applications

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Abstract

A fully integrated single-channel transmitter is proposed for 30/35 GHz dual-band operation for communication/radar phased array systems. Implemented in a 0.25 μm BiCMOS technology, the transmitter achieves 10° phase shift resolution and 5 bit amplitude resolution suitable for advanced beamforming algorithms for suppression and nulling of side lobes. The integration covers from the baseband I/Q modulation to the RF output, including a low phase noise on-chip VCO and dual-band LO generation circuitry. An RF output power of > +14.5 dBm is achieved in both frequency bands by a linear power amplifier. The core circuit occupies a die area of 1.1 mm 2 and consumes 222-241 mA current from a 3.3 V supply.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1629-1644
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
Volume50
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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