A 0.13 μm CMOS 90 dB variable gain pre-power amplifier using robust linear-in-dB attenuator


A 0.13um CMOS pre-power amplifier with 90dB gain range is fabricated. The pre-power amplifier consists of 4 variable attenuators and 3 fixed gain amplifiers, where the proposed attenuator suppresses the attenuation variation due to Vth variation. The pre-power amplifier outputs +4dBm with 75mW and -80dBm with 65mW. The ACPR is -48dBc and the EVM is less… (More)


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