An inductorless power-optimized dual-mode LNTA in a GNSS receiver for portable devices

Hui-Wen Hung, Peter Baltus, Hao Gao, Federico Bruccoleri, Koen van Hartingsveldt, Kave Kianush

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There is a great increasing demand to embed GNSS receivers on portable devices, because they can provide much higher positioning accuracy and better availability compared with GPS-only receivers. However, portable devices have strong limitations on power consumption and area. In order to realize a low power and compact GNSS receiver, this paper presents both system level and circuit level solutions. In the system level, a two-state GNSS receiver architecture is introduced with acquisition phase and tracking phase to optimize the power consumption. In the circuit level, a dual-mode inductorless LNTA with adaptive bias and with an active inductor for gain boosting is proposed. This LNTA is designed and layout in a 40nm CMOS technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0716-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Event6th IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 19 May 201922 May 2019


Conference6th IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium
Abbreviated titleIEEE IWS 2019
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  • dual-mode
  • GNSS
  • inductorless
  • LNTA
  • portable

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