Design a folded mixer with high conversion gain for 2-1 GHz WiMAX System

Zhi Ming Lin, Po Yu Kuo, Zhong Cheng Su

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The mixer is a crucial circuit block in a WiMax system receiver. The performance of a mixer depends on three specifications: conversion gain, linearity and noise figure. Many mixers have been recently proposed for UWB and wideband systems; however, they either cannot achieve the high conversion gain required for a WiMAX system or they are prone to high power consumption. In this paper, a folded mixer with a high conversion gain is designed for a 211 GHz WiMAX system and it can achieve a 20MHz IF output signal. From the simulation results, the proposed folded mixer achieves a conversion gain of 18.9 to 21.5 dB for the full bandwidth. With a 0.2 to 4.4 dBm IIP3, the NF is 13.5 to 17.6 dB. The folded mixer is designed using TSMC 0.18 ?m CMOS technology. The core power consumption of the mixer is 11.8mW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-210
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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