Power dissipation minimization in RF front ends

P.G.M. Baltus, Y. Wu, J.H.C. Heuvel, van den, J.P.M.G. Linnartz

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In mobile and portable wireless devices, it is important to have low power dissipation so as to maximize battery life. As the overall power dissipation of a device is dominated by the radio frequency (RF) front end rather than the digital circuit, low-power RF front end design has become a very hot topic in both research and implementation. In this paper, we propose a design method to minimize the power dissipation of a RF front end. Specifically, given the overall specifications of gain, linearity and noise figure of a front end, we derive the optimal specification for each building block of the RF front end such that the overall power dissipation is minimized. By using a specific example of a front end consisting of a couple of cascaded circuit blocks using 90nm CMOS technology, we demonstrate that significant reduction in power dissipation can be achieved using the proposed design method.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Workshops (PIMRC Workshops), 26-30 September 2010, Istanbul, Turkey
Plaats van productiePiscataway
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pagina's301-306
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4244-9117-9
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2010

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Baltus, P. G. M., Wu, Y., Heuvel, van den, J. H. C., & Linnartz, J. P. M. G. (2010). Power dissipation minimization in RF front ends. In Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Workshops (PIMRC Workshops), 26-30 September 2010, Istanbul, Turkey (blz. 301-306). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRCW.2010.5670383