Key components of a 130 GHz dicke-radiometer SiGe RFIC

  title={Key components of a 130 GHz dicke-radiometer SiGe RFIC},
  author={Evgeny Shumakher and Jenia Elkind and Danny Elad},
  journal={2013 IEEE 13th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems},
This paper presents the design and characterization results of the key components of calibrated passive radiometer (Dicke-radiometer) operating in the low D-band (around 130 GHz) and realized in IBM's standard 0.12-um SiGe BiCMOS technology (IBM8HP, fT /fMAX =180/220 GHz). Several perspective candidates for the Dicke-switch, the low-noise amplifier and the square-law detector have been designed and characterized, obtaining fair agreement between the measured and the simulated performance. 


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