A 900-MHz linear power amplifier has been fabricated for ultra-high-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) reader applications using a 0.25-mum CMOS technology. An on-chip transmission-line transformer is used for output matching network. Input and inter-stage matching components, and RF chokes are fully integrated in the designed amplifier… (More)
A direct method to extract the substrate resistance components of RF MOSFETs has been proposed. The method predicts the output characteristics of MOSFETs accurately up to 50 GHz, while the model with a single substrate resistance was valid up to 15 GHz.
A load-shared CMOS power amplifier (PA) for 1.8-GHz polar transmitter applications has been implemented in standard 0.18-mum CMOS technology and fully characterized to demonstrate its efficiency boosting technique in low power mode. With the aid of cascode amplifiers, the load-shared configuration achieves efficiency improvement at low supply voltage in a… (More)
A tournament-shaped magnetically coupled power-combiner architecture for a fully integrated RF CMOS power amplifier is proposed. Various 1 : 1 transmission line transformers are used to design the power combiner. To demonstrate the new architecture, a 1.81-GHz CMOS power amplifier using the tournament-shaped power combiner was implemented with a 0.18-mum RF… (More)
A 1.8-GHz CMOS power amplifier for a polar transmitter is implemented with a 0.18- RF CMOS process. The matching components, including the input and output transformers, were integrated. A dual-primary transformer is proposed in order to increase the efficiency in the low power region of the amplifier. The loss induced by the matching network for the… (More)
A 1.8 GHz power amplifier for a polar transmitter application is implemented with 0.18 mum RF CMOS technology, and a differential line inductor is proposed for the differential circuit. The differential line inductor is used as a low power matching network in the stage-convertible power amplifier in order to increase the efficiency of a low output power… (More)