Wideband common gate LNA with novel input matching technique

Sana Arshad, Rashad Ramzan, Qamar-Ul-Wahab

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Abstract

In this paper, a novel architecture for wideband input impedance matching consisting of two common gate (CG) transistors is presented. One CG transistor is placed on top of the other in a current reuse fashion such that both transistors appear in parallel at the input. As a consequence, the transconductance requirement for input matching from each NMOS transistor is reduced to half compared to a simple CG LNA without effecting the total gain. The proposed input matching technique achieves a large bandwidth and high gain with comparatively small power consumption. The designed UWB LNA is simulated using IBM 130nm CMOS process with Spectre RF. Post Layout simulation results depict S11 and S22 better than-6.5 dB and-15 dB respectively. The gain and 3 dB bandwidth are 15 dB and 2.1 GHz, respectively. The LNA demonstrates minimum NF of 3.7 dB at 3.53 GHz in the passband, input referred 1dBCP of-15.32 dBm with IIP3 of-10.5 dBm. The proposed LNA consumes only 2.6 mW with Vdd of 1.4 V.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 5th International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies, MOCAST 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467396806
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 20 2016
Event5th International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies, MOCAST 2016 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: May 12 2016May 14 2016

Other

Other5th International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies, MOCAST 2016
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period5/12/165/14/16

Keywords

  • CMOS LNA
  • common gate (CG)
  • current reuse
  • input impedance
  • inverter
  • UWB LNA
  • Wideband LNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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