A New Inductor-Less IP2 Enhancement Technique for CMOS Multi-Standard Mixer

Mohammad B. VAHIDFAR  Omid SHOAEI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E90-C    No.6    pp.1234-1240
Publication Date: 2007/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e90-c.6.1234
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuits and Related SoC Integration Technologies)
mixer,  CMOS,  multi-band,  multi-standard receiver,  IIP2,  reconfigurable,  GSM,  DCS,  PCS,  UMTS,  IEEE802.11 b-g,  

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The linearity and noise required by GSM and UMTS receivers make the design of a CMOS mixer for these applications so challenging. A new technique for IP2 improvement in Zero-IF active mixers is presented in this paper. This inductor-less technique is based on canceling the parasitic capacitor of common source node of the switching transistors and synthesizing resistive impedance. Using this technique, a reconfigurable down converter mixer works from 900 MHz to 2.4 GHz is designed supporting GSM, DCS, PCS, UMTS and IEEE802.11 b-g standards. The mixer IIP2 is higher than 71 dBm in GSM and UMTS bands. The mixer conversion gain is higher that 12 dB in all frequency bands. The design is done in 65 nm CMOS technology and consumes 10 mA from a 1.2 V supply. The design meets the performance required for all mentioned standards, while its area and power is comparable with high performance single band mixers.