Efficient 60-GHz Power Amplifier With Adaptive AM-AM and AM-PM Distortions Compensation in 65-nm CMOS Process

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This article presents a 60-GHz CMOS power amplifier (PA) with an adaptive impedance-compensation linearizer in the 65-nm CMOS process. The proposed linearizer adaptively provides resistance and capacitance that vary appropriately with input power, enabling amplitude-to-amplitude modulation (AM-AM) and amplitude-to-phase modulation (AM-PM) distortions to be compensated simultaneously. The fabricated PA with linearizer on achieves a P-1 dB of 12.3 dBm and a peak power-added efficiency (PAE) of 15.6% at such P-1 dB, which demonstrate improvements of 2.8 dB and 6.8%, respectively, compared with the PA with linearizer off. The PA also achieves the peak gain of 31.0 dB, peak saturated power (P-SAT) of 15.0 dBm, and peak PAE(max) of 22.7%. In addition, the AM-AM distortion at 6-dB output back-off (OBO) is less than 0.1 dB, and the AM-PM distortion at P-1 dB is less than 1.5 degrees in the overall 3-dB frequency band. The improvements in both the AM-AM and AM-PM signals lead to a 1.7-dB improvement in OBO at third-order intermodulated distortion of -25 dBc without adding to power consumption.
Publisher
IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
Issue Date
2020-07
Language
English
Article Type
Article
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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, v.68, no.7, pp.3045 - 3055

ISSN
0018-9480
DOI
10.1109/TMTT.2020.2985953
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/281983
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EE-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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