A fully differential envelope detector (ED) operating at 2.4GHz is designed in 90nm CMOS technology. The new design uses the common-gate topology to deal with large common-mode input signals through first-order current cancellation. Thereby, a fully differential ultra-low power super-regenerative front-end is enabled. It has a measured output voltage swing of 2.8–127mV and achieves 19.6dB output SNR at sensitivity input level. The circuit consumes 3µW from a 1.2V power supply.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and systems (ISCAS), 20-23 May 2012, Seoul, Korea|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Liempd, van, B. W. M., Vidojkovic, M., Lont, M., Zhou, C., Harpe, P. J. A., Milosevic, D., & Dolmans, G. (2012). A 3uW fully-differential RF envelope detector for ultra-low power receivers. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and systems (ISCAS), 20-23 May 2012, Seoul, Korea (pp. 1496-1499). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2012.6271532