Design Considerations for 60 GHz Transformer-Coupled CMOS Power Amplifiers

  title={Design Considerations for 60 GHz Transformer-Coupled CMOS Power Amplifiers},
  author={Debopriyo Chowdhury and Patrick Reynaert and A. M. Niknejad},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits},
This work discusses the design methodologies for efficient power generation at mm-wave frequencies in CMOS. Passive elements play an important role in PA design, as they determine both the output power and power gain of the circuit. In this work, we have developed a methodology for design of transformer-coupled power amplifiers. A distributed model of on-chip transformers has been developed that can predict the performance up to very high frequencies, is length scalable and uses only a few… CONTINUE READING
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