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Taking a velocity saturation effect and a carrier heating effect in the gradual channel region, complete thermal noise modeling of short-channel MOSFETs including the induced gate noise and its correlation coefficients is presented and verified extensively with experimentally measured data. All of the four noise models have excellently predicted(More)
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 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 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)