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—As CMOS technology scales down, digital supply voltage and digital power consumption goes down. However, the supply voltage and power consumption of the RF front-end and analog sections do not scale in a similar fashion. In fact, in many state-of-the-art communication transceivers, RF and analog sections can consume more energy compared to the digital(More)
A low-power transceiver for medical implant communication service is presented. The device consists of three subsystems, which perform wake-up signal reception, data-link binary frequency-shift keying (BFSK) reception, and transmission, respectively. A common antenna interface is reused in the three subsystems, reducing circuit complexity and number of(More)
The design and development of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) ICs is becoming increasingly expensive, complex, and lengthy. Lacking a reconfigurable platform, analog designers are denied the benefits of rapid prototyping, hardware emulation, and smooth migration to advanced technology nodes. To overcome these limitations, this work proposes a new approach that(More)
Ring-oscillators provide a low-cost digital VCO solution in fully integrated PLLs, but due to their supply noise sensitivity and high noise floor, their applications have been limited. A fully integrated feed-forward, delay-discriminator based adaptive noise-cancellation architecture that improves phase noise characteristic of ring-oscillators outside the(More)
Circuit design techniques, architectures and characterization results for RF and analog circuits for multi-mode, multi-band single-chip RF transceivers are presented. Critical RF and analog design parameters are derived for direct conversion multi-mode transceivers based on UMTS and GSM/DCS/PCS standards. Discrete component specifications are derived based(More)
Two integrated polar supply-modulated class E and F power amplifiers (PAs) in 0.18-mum SiGe BiCMOS process are presented. The amplifiers are used to transmit GSM-EDGE signals with an envelope dynamic range of 11 dB and a frequency range of 880-915 MHz. The amplifiers use switch-mode dc-dc buck converters for supply modulation, where sigma-delta(More)