A fully integrated ka-band VSAT down-converter

Gerben W. de Jong, Domine M.W. Leenaerts, Edwin van der Heijden

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A fully integrated Ka-band down-converter for VSAT applications will be demonstrated. The high-band (21.4-22.0 GHz) and the low-band (19.2-20.2 GHz) are simultaneously down converted to the L-band (950-2150 MHz) and independently accessible by two users. The SSB-NF is better than 8 dB at a conversion gain of 25 dB (20 dB) for the low-band (high-band). The integrated PLL achieves a state-of-the-art integrated phase noise of 1.2° rms. The total solution consumes 548 mW.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6495489
Pages (from-to)1651-1658
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2013


  • BiCMOS
  • down-converter
  • integer-N PLL
  • Ka-band
  • LNA
  • RFIC


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