An 18 to 33 GHz Fully-Integrated Darlington Power Amplifier With Guanella-Type Transmission-Line Transformers in 0.18 $\mu{\rm m}$ CMOS Technology

@article{Kuo2013An1T,
  title={An 18 to 33 GHz Fully-Integrated Darlington Power Amplifier With Guanella-Type Transmission-Line Transformers in 0.18 \$\mu\{\rm m\}\$ CMOS Technology},
  author={Chin-Wei Kuo and Hwann-Kaeo Chiou and H. Y. Chung},
  journal={IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={668-670}
}
This letter presents an 18 to 33 GHz fully- integrated power amplifier (PA) in tsmc 0.18 μm CMOS technology. The Darlington cell with cascode topology was adopted as the power cell to elevate the maximum available gain of the transistors in standard 0.18 μm CMOS technology for being capable of operating at Ka band. Moreover, utilizing broadband and low-loss Guanella-type transmission-line transformers as the matching networks, the proposed PA exhibits a flat gain of 15.2±1 dB from 17.8 to 34.6… CONTINUE READING
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