Analysis and Design of RF CMOS Attenuators

@article{Dogan2008AnalysisAD,
  title={Analysis and Design of RF CMOS Attenuators},
  author={Halit Dogan and Richard E. Meyer and A. M. Niknejad},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={2269-2283}
}
Attenuators are analyzed for their minimum Insertion Loss (IL), maximum attenuation and source-load matching performance. These results are used to make trade-offs in the design of a CMOS attenuator with wide dynamic range, designed and fabricated in a 0.13 mum CMOS process. The design employs two non-identical cascaded T-stages that are activated consecutively to improve linearity. The design operates in the frequency band of DC-2.5 GHz with 0.9-3.5 dB insertion loss and 42 dB maximum… CONTINUE READING
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