—Concentric distributed active transformers (DAT) are used to implement a fully-integrated quad-band power amplifier (PA) in a standard 130 nm CMOS process. The DAT enables the power amplifier to integrate the input and output matching networks on the same silicon die. The PA integrates on-chip closed-loop power control and operates under supply voltages… (More)
This paper demonstrated the first 2-stage, 2.8W, 1.8V, 1.9GHz fully-integrated DAT power amplifier with 50Ω input and output matching using 0.18µm CMOS transistors. It has a small-signal gain of 27dB. The amplifier provides 2.8W of power into a 50Ω load with a PAE of 50%.