Low-voltage bulk-driven mixer with on-chip balun

TitleLow-voltage bulk-driven mixer with on-chip balun
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsVan Vorst, D., and S. Mirabbasi
Conference NameCircuits and Systems, 2008. ISCAS 2008. IEEE International Symposium on
Pagination456 -459
Date Publishedmay.
Keywordsbaluns, bulk-driven low-voltage down-conversion mixers, filters, frequency 5.8 GHz, gain 13 dB, gain 3 dB, impedance matching, microwave mixers, noise figure 17 dB, noise figure 27 dB, off-chip image-reject filters, on-chip transformer baluns, power 1 mW

The design and simulation of a pair of bulk-driven low-voltage down-conversion mixers with on-chip transformer baluns is presented. The addition of a passive balun improves gain and can provide impedance matching for optional off-chip image-reject filters. The mixers operate in the 5.8 GHz ISM band and consume 1 mW while achieving an input-referred 1 dB compression point of 1 dBm with a gain of 3 dB and a noise figure of 27 dB, and a -13 dBm compression point with a gain of 13 dB and a noise figure of 17 dB.


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