MMIC-Based Components for MM-Wave Instrumentation
Magazine article, 2010

In this letter, we present results of fully integrated 90-130 GHz receiver based on 100 nm mHEMT technology. The receiver contains a low noise amplifier (LNA), mixer and LO multiplier chain integrated into a single monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC). The circuit is packaged into a waveguide block, characterized and compared to on-wafer measurements. Waveguide to microstrip transitions are used to interface the MMIC to the waveguide. A breakout LNA circuit is also packaged, and its performance is compared to the receiver. The LNA noise was characterized on a wafer and after packaging. The packaged module is measured at both room and cryogenic temperatures, NF of 3.7 dB is measured at 300 K and 0.9 dB at 20 K.

millimeter wave

millimeter wave circuits

Frequency multiplier

mHEMT

ghz

monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC)

receivers

118 GHz

Author

Vessen Vassilev

GigaHertz Centre

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Niklas Wadefalk

GigaHertz Centre

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Rumen Kozhuharov

GigaHertz Centre

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Morteza Abbasi

GigaHertz Centre

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Sten Gunnarsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

GigaHertz Centre

Herbert Zirath

GigaHertz Centre

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

T. Pellikka

Omnisys Instruments

A. Emrich

Omnisys Instruments

Miroslav Pantaleev

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

I. Kallfass

Fraunhofer-Institut fur Angewandte Festkorperphysik - IAF

A. Leuther

Fraunhofer-Institut fur Angewandte Festkorperphysik - IAF

IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

1531-1309 (ISSN)

Vol. 20 10 578-580

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/LMWC.2010.2065797

More information

Latest update

9/6/2018 1