Kamran Entesari

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This paper presents a state-of-the-art RF microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) wide-band tunable filter designed for the 12-18-GHz frequency range. The coplanar-waveguide filter, fabricated on a glass substrate using loaded resonators with RF MEMS capacitive switches, results in a tuning range of 40% with very fine resolution, and return loss better than(More)
A low drop-out (LDO) regulator with a feed-forward ripple cancellation (FFRC) technique is proposed in this paper. The FFRC-LDO achieves a high power-supply rejection (PSR) over a wide frequency range. Complete analysis and design steps of the FFRC-LDO are presented in this paper. Kelvin connection is also used to increase the gain–bandwidth of the LDO(More)
A reconfigurable low-noise amplifier (LNA) with tunable input matching network is proposed. The tunable input matching network provides continuous tuning of the input resonant circuit. The LNA is implemented using 0.13-mum CMOS technology. The amplifier has a tuning range of 1.9-2.4 GHz with an input return loss better than -13 dB. The LNA has a measured(More)
This paper presents a high-performance substrate-integrated-waveguide RF microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) tunable filter for 1.2-1.6-GHz frequency range. The proposed filter is developed using packaged RF MEMS switches and utilizes a two-layer structure that effectively isolates the cavity filter from the RF MEMS switch circuitry. The two-pole filter(More)
This paper presents a 23–32 GHz wideband BiCMOS low-noise amplifier (LNA). The LNA utilizes coupled-resonators to provide a wideband load. To our knowledge, the proposed LNA achieves the widest bandwidth with minimum power consumption using 0.18 m BiCMOS technology in K-band. Analytical expressions for the wideband input matching, gain, noise figure and(More)
In this paper, a CMOS on-chip sensor is presented to detect dielectric constant of organic chemicals. The dielectric constant of these chemicals is measured using the oscillation frequency shift of an LC voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) upon the change of the tank capacitance when exposed to the liquid. To make the system self-sustained, the VCO is(More)
This paper presents a state-of-the-art discrete RF microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) tunable filter designed for 25-75-MHz operation. This paper also presents an enhanced model of the RF MEMS switch, which is used for accurate prediction of the tunable filter response. The two-pole lumped-element filter is based on digital capacitor banks with on-chip(More)
This paper presents a state-of-the-art RF microelectromechanical systems wide-band miniature tunable filter designed for 6.5-10-GHz frequency range. The differential filter, fabricated on a glass substrate using digital capacitor banks and microstrip lines, results in a tuning range of 44% with very fine resolution, and return loss better than 16 dB for the(More)
A highly sensitive CMOS-based sensing system is proposed for permittivity detection and mixture characterization of organic chemicals at microwave frequencies. The system determines permittivity by measuring the frequency difference between two voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs); a sensor oscillator with an operating frequency that shifts with the change(More)