A low-power low-voltage NMOS bulk-mixer with 20 GHz bandwidth in 90 nm CMOS

@article{Kienmayer2004ALL,
  title={A low-power low-voltage NMOS bulk-mixer with 20 GHz bandwidth in 90 nm CMOS},
  author={Christoph Kienmayer and Marc Tiebout and Werner Simb{\"u}rger and Arpad L. Scholtz},
  journal={2004 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37512)},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={IV-385}
}
A fully differential low-voltage mixer topology is presented. The problem of stacking input-, cascode- and switching-transistors within 1.2 V supply voltage is solved by the use of a bulk driven mixer core. In order to demonstrate the feasibility a test chip was manufactured in INFINEON triple well 90 nm standard CMOS process. The differential mixer includes an on-chip resistive 50 /spl Omega/ termination and an operational amplifier for measurements. The chip features a gain of 3.2 dB, a DSB… CONTINUE READING
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