Multiband Direct RF-Sampling Receiver Front-End for WLAN in 0.13 μm CMOS
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In this paper a flexible RF-sampling front-end primarily intended for WLAN operating in the 2.4 GHz and 5- 6 GHz bands is presented. The circuit is implemented in a 0.13 mum CMOS process with certain built-in test features. It consists of a wideband LNA and a SC discrete-time decimation filter used as a sampling IQ down-converter. The architecture is generic and scalable in frequency and it can operate at a sampling frequency up to 3 GHz and RF carrier up to 6 GHz. The decimation factor is 8 or 16 rendering the following A/D conversion feasible. The frequency response, linearity, and NF of the whole front-end have been measured. At the power consumption of 176 mW the circuit achieves specs that are satisfactory for WLAN applications.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14093DOI: 10.1109/ECCTD.2007.4529563OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14093DiVA: diva2:22605