A low-noise, high-gain quasi-millimeter-wave receiver MMIC with a very high degree of integration using 3D-MMIC technology

Takana Kaho, Yo Yamaguchi, Kazuhiro Uehara, Kiyomichi Araki

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Abstract

We present a highly integrated quasi-millimeter-wave receiver MMIC that integrates 22 circuits in a 3 × 2.3mm area using threedimensional MMIC (3D-MMIC) technology. The MMIC achieves low noise (3 dB) and high gain (41 dB) at 26 GHz by using an on-chip image reject filter. It integrates a multiply-by-eight (X8) local oscillator (LO) chain with the IF frequency of the 2.4 GHz band and can use low-cost voltagecontrolled oscillators (VCOs) and demodulators in a 2-3 GHz frequency band. Multilayer inductors contribute to the miniaturization especially in a 2-12 GHz frequency band. Furthermore, it achieves a high dynamic range by using two step attenuators with a new built-in inverter using an Nchannel depression field-effect transistor (FET). The power consumption of the MMIC is only 450mW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1548-1556
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
VolumeE94-C
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Monolithic microwave integrated circuits
Millimeter waves
Frequency bands
Demodulators
Field effect transistors
Multilayers
Electric power utilization
Networks (circuits)
Costs

Keywords

  • 3DMMIC
  • Fixed wireless access (FWA) system
  • Low noise
  • Receiver

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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A low-noise, high-gain quasi-millimeter-wave receiver MMIC with a very high degree of integration using 3D-MMIC technology. / Kaho, Takana; Yamaguchi, Yo; Uehara, Kazuhiro; Araki, Kiyomichi.

In: IEICE Transactions on Electronics, Vol. E94-C, No. 10, 10.2011, p. 1548-1556.

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