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A 60-GHz double-balanced Gilbert Cell down-conversion mixer on 130-nm CMOS

Fan Zhang, Efstratios Skafidas, William Shieh, L Kushner (ed.)

2007 IEEE RADIO FREQUENCY INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (RFIC) SYMPOSIUM, DIGEST OF PAPERS | IEEE | Published : 2007

Abstract

Homodyne receiver structures enable low cost integrated transceivers. A critical requirement of these systems is a high isolation mixer. In this paper, a high LO to RF isolation, double-balanced (Gilbert Cell) 60-GHz down-conversion mixer is presented. This mixer achieves a voltage conversion gain better than 2 dB, input-referred IP3 point of -8 dBm and LO to RF isolation greater than -36 dB when driven with a LO input of 0 dBm. © 2007 IEEE.

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by National ICT Australia (NICTA) Victoria Research Laboratory. The authors wish to thank G.Felic for her design of on-chip transformer Balun and the whole 60 -GHz RF design group for useful discussion. The authors also wish to thank MOSIS and IBM for providing foundry access.