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Yi-Ming Yu


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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2020 Vol.21 No.1 P.97-115


Analysis and design of transformer-based CMOS ultra-wideband millimeter-wave circuits for wireless applications

Author(s):  Yi-Ming Yu, Kai Kang

Affiliation(s):  School of Electronic Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China

Corresponding email(s):   kangkai@uestc.edu.cn

Key Words:  CMOS, Millimeter-wave (mm-Wave), Ultra-wideband, Transformer, Low-noise amplifier, Injection-locked frequency tripler, Injection-locked frequency divider, Mixer

Yi-Ming Yu , Kai Kang . Analysis and design of transformer-based CMOS ultra-wideband millimeter-wave circuits for wireless applications[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2020, 21(1): 97-115.

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With a lot of millimeter-wave (mm-Wave) applications being issued, wideband circuits and systems have attracted much attention because of their strong applicability and versatility. In this paper, four transformer-based ultra-wideband mm-Wave circuits demonstrated in CMOS technologies are reviewed from theoretical analysis, implementation, to performance. First, we introduce a mm-Wave low-noise amplifier with transformer-based Gm-boosting and pole-tuning techniques. It achieves wide operating bandwidth, low noise figure, and good gain performance. Second, we review an injection-current-boosting technique which can significantly increase the locking range of mm-Wave injection-locked frequency triplers. Based on the injection locked principle, we also discuss an ultra-wideband mm-Wave divider with the transformer-based high-order resonator. Finally, an E-band up-conversion mixer is presented; using the two-path transconductance stage and transformer-based load, it obtains good linearity and a large operating band.





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