A Digital Adjustable 60-GHz Integrated Sixport Receiver Front-End in a 130-nm BiCMOS Technology

Matthias Voelkel, Robert Weigel, Amelie Hagelauer

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Abstract

In this paper, a fully integrated digital adjustable sixport receiver front-end working at 60GHz is presented. The circuit features two variable gain amplifier, the passive sixport network, four detectors and a SPI-interface. Application area are industrial radar or angle of arrival detection. The phase measurement is done by superposition and power detection of two millimeter wave signals. The integrated circuit has a power consumption of 88.44mW from a 3.3V supply voltage. It is fabricated in a 0.13 μm SiGe BiCMOS process and has a size of 1560 μm × 1000 μm. The RF and reference input power can be adjusted in a 21dB range over a 12bit digital interface. The receiver exhibits a 1dB compression point of -21.9dB. RF signals down to -55dBm are detectable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 19th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, SiRF 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538659502
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 May 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, SiRF 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 20 Jan 201923 Jan 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE 19th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, SiRF 2019

Conference

Conference19th IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, SiRF 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period20/01/1923/01/19

Keywords

  • SiGe BiCMOS
  • angle of arrival
  • industrial radar
  • interferometer
  • phase measurement
  • sixport

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