17GHz RF Front-Ends for Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks

  title={17GHz RF Front-Ends for Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks},
  author={Wanghua Wu and M. Sanduleanu and Xia Li and J. Long},
  journal={2007 IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting},
A 17 GHz low power radio front-end is presented. Low-power operation is based on minimization of energy/bit, the design metric for low-power radios. Increasing the data rate while reducing the receiver turn-on time is proposed as a method of improving energy efficiency. Circuit design of prototype receiver and transmitter front ends for a 17 GHz ultra low-power radio are presented and discussed. The power gain of the LNA is 12 dB with a minimum noise figure of 3.25 dB. Conversion gain of the RF… CONTINUE READING


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