A 500uW 5MBps ULP super-regenerative RF front-end

Maja Vidojkovic, S. Rampu, K. Imamura, P.J.A. Harpe, G. Dolmans, H.W.H. Groot, de

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This paper presents an ultra low power superregenerative RF front-end for wireless body area network (WBAN) applications. The RF front-end operates in the 2.36-2.4 GHz medical BAN and 2.4-2.485 GHz ISM bands, and consumes 500 µW. It supports OOK modulation at high data rates ranging from 1-5 Mbps. It achieves a sensitivity of -67 dBm at a BER of 10-3. The combination of digital and analog quench generation and RF front-end optimization provides ultra-low power consumption at high data rates. The RF front end is implemented in a 90 nm CMOS technology and is packaged in a QFN56 package.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC 2010), 14-16 September 2010, Seville, Spain
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6662-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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