Given the fast growth of battery-powered wireless communication devices, developing customizable low-voltage low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) and mixers has become a crucial design consideration in RF front ends. In this paper, we present a low-voltage LNA-mixer pair design based on the common-gate topology. Current-reuse, current bleeding, and charge injection techniques are utilized in order to maximize the gain with minimal additive power consumption. Leveraging our analytical models, the design space can be explored to optimally design the LNA-mixer pair for customizable operating frequency. Simulation results demonstrate the performance improvement using our design technique. Copyright 2008 ACM.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, GLSVLSI|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2008|