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A Low-Power Pulse-Shaped Duobinary ASK Modulator for IEEE 802.11ad Compliant 60GHz Transmitter in 65nm CMOS
Aravind Tharayil NARAYANAN
Dae Young LEE
Sung Tae CHOI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2018/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electronic Circuits
60-GHz, 5G communication, spectrum mask compliant, duobinary, semi-digital FIR,
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An energy efficient modulator for an ultra-low-power (ULP) 60-GHz IEEE transmitter is presented in this paper. The modulator consists of a differential duobinary coder and a semi-digital finite-impulse-response (FIR) pulse-shaping filter. By virtue of differential duobinary coding and pulse shaping, the transceiver successfully solves the adjacent-channel-power-ratio (ACPR) issue of conventional on-off-keying (OOK) transceivers. The proposed differential duobinary code adopts an over-sampling precoder, which relaxes timing requirement and reduces power consumption. The semi-digital FIR eliminates the power hungry digital multipliers and accumulators, and improves the power efficiency through optimization of filter parameters. Fabricated in a 65nm CMOS process, this modulator occupies a core area of 0.12mm2. With a throughput of 1.7Gbps/2.6Gbps, power consumption of modulator is 24.3mW/42.8mW respectively, while satisfying the IEEE 802.11ad spectrum mask.