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A. Sethi, J. Rusanen, J. P. Aikio, A. Pärssinen and T. Rahkonen, "Broadband Linearization Technique for mmWave Circuits," 2019 14th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC), Paris, France, 2019, pp. 17-20. doi: 10.23919/EuMIC.2019.8909530

Broadband linearization technique for mmWave circuits

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Author: Sethi, Alok1; Rusanen, Jere1; Aikio, Janne P.1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-12-03


This paper presents a broadband linearization technique that can be used for mmWave amplifier circuits. It is based on the well-known principle of derivative superposition, where FETs with different operating points are connected in parallel to generate mutually cancelling third order intermodulation distortion (IM3) products. It is demonstrated by measurements in excess of 10 dB improvement in IM3 obtained from 1 GHz to 30 GHz, practically free by connecting a NMOS with very low gate bias in parallel of an amplifying NMOS. The reasons and limits of the cancellation are discussed. The inherent broadbandness of the technique makes it extremely suitable to be used in CMOS mmWave circuits.

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ISBN: 978-2-87487-056-9
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-0768-4
Pages: 17 - 20
DOI: 10.23919/EuMIC.2019.8909530
Host publication: 2019 14th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference Proceedings (EuMIC) 30 Sept-1 Oct 2019 Paris, France
Conference: European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The research leading to these results has received funding from the Nokia Corporation Ltd. The authors would like to acknowledge Global Foundries for the silicon processing and technical support. This research has been also in part financially supported by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927) and UniOGS Oulu doctoral school.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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