A 53 GHz single chip receiver for geostationary atmospheric measurements
Paper in proceedings, 2011

This paper presents the design and characterization of a multifunctional receiver with integrated x4 frequency multiplier for the LO generation, image reject mixer and low noise amplifier into a single chip MMIC. Noise figure has been measured to 4.6 dB and power consumption to 140 mW. The image rejection is better than 47 dB, conversion gain 10 dB and IIP3 -12 dBm. This performance is far superior to any comparable existing published 53 GHz receiver. The process used is commercially available 0.15 μm GaAs mHEMT technology featuring ft=120 GHz and fmax=200 GHz.

53 GHz

Point-to-point

MMIC

Radiometer

Multi-function

mHEMT

GaAs

RX

Author

Marcus Gavell

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Mattias Ferndahl

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Sten Gunnarsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

33rd IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium: Integrated Circuits in GaAs, InP, SiGe, GaN and Other Compound Semiconductors, CSICS 2011, Waikoloa, 16-19 October 2011

1550-8781 (ISSN)

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/CSICS.2011.6062476

ISBN

978-161284712-2

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10/7/2017