A Wideband Common-Gate Low-Noise Amplifier Using Capacitive Feedback

Toshihiko ITO  Kenichi OKADA  Akira MATSUZAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E95-C   No.10   pp.1666-1674
Publication Date: 2012/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E95.C.1666
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Microwaves, Millimeter-Waves
LNA,  wideband,  CMOS,  capacitive-cross-coupling,  capacitive feedback,  

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In this paper, a capacitive-cross-coupling common-gate (CCC-CG) LNA using capacitive feedback is proposed to improve the noise figure (NF). In the conventional CCC-CG LNA, the transconductance gm is determined by the input-matching condition while a lager gm is required to improve NF. gm of the proposed LNA can be increased and NF can be improved by using the added capacitive feedback. The analytical calculation shows that the proposed LNA can perform better than the conventional CCC-CG LNA. In the measurement results using a 0.18-µm CMOS technology, the gain is 10.4–13.4 dB, NF is 2.7–2.9 dB at 0.8–1.8 GHz, and IIP3 is -7 dBm at 0.8 GHz. The power consumption is 6.5 mW with a 1.8-V supply.