Tunable Selective Receiver Front-End with Impedance Transformation Filtering
2016 (English)In: International journal of circuit theory and applications, ISSN 0098-9886, E-ISSN 1097-007X, Vol. 44, no 5, 1071-1093 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A highly selective impedance transformation filtering technique suitable for tunable selective RF receivers is proposed in this paper. To achieve blocker rejection comparable to SAW filters, we use a two stage architecture based on a low noise trans-conductance amplifier (LNTA). The filter rejection is captured by a linear periodically varying (LPV) model that includes band limitation by the LNTA output impedance and the related parasitic capacitances of the impedance transformation circuit. This model is also used to estimate “back folding” by interferers placed at harmonic frequencies. Discussed is also the effect of thermal noise folding and phase noise on the circuit noise figure. As a proof of concept a chip design of a tunable RF front-end using 65 nm CMOS technology is presented. In measurements the circuit achieves blocker rejection competitive to SAW filters with noise figure 3.2-5.2 dB,out of bandIIP3 > +17 dBm and blocker P1dB > +5 dBm over frequency range of 0.5—3 GHz.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2016. Vol. 44, no 5, 1071-1093 p.
SAW-less receiver; N-path filter; wideband selective RF front-end
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122701DOI: 10.1002/cta.2125ISI: 000376206000009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-122701DiVA: diva2:871754