This study presents a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) 140 GHz on-off-keying (OOK) modulator with high isolation and low ON-state insertion loss based on a cascaded architecture of a switch-based and amplifier-based modulators. A prototype implemented in a 65 nm bulk CMOS process operates at 140 GHz carrier input and realises 24.6 dB isolation, whereas in ON-state it achieves 0.3 dB gain and â'0.2 dBm OP1 dB with 8 mW power consumption. Up to 11 Gb/s modulation is verified with the spectrum and demodulated waveform measurements. The proposed OOK modulator occupies the core area of 250×380 μm2.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering