A High Performance CMOS Direct Down Conversion Mixer for UWB System

Tuan-Anh PHAN  Chang-Wan KIM  Yun-A SHIM  Sang-Gug LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.12   pp.2316-2321
Publication Date: 2005/12/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.12.2316
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wireless Technologies and Computational Electromagnetics)
Category: Devices
mixers,  direct conversion mixer,  flicker noise,  UWB,  CMOS integrated circuit,  

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This paper presents a high performance wideband CMOS direct down-conversion mixer for UWB based on 0.18 µm CMOS technology. The proposed mixer uses the current bleeding technique and an extra resonant inductor to improve the conversion gain, noise figure (NF) and linearity. Also, with an extra inductor and the careful choosing of transistor sizes, the mixer has a very low flicker noise. The shunt resistor matching is applied to have a 528 MHz bandwidth matching at 50 Ohm. The simulation results show the voltage conversion gain of 20.5 dB, the double-side band NF of 5.6 dB. Two-tone test result indicates 11.25 dBm of IIP3 and higher than 70 dBm of IIP2. The circuit operates at the supply voltage of 1.8 V, and dissipates 11.5 mW.