A 13 dB IIP3 improved low-power CMOS RF programmable gain amplifier using differential circuit transconductance linearization for various terrestrial mobile D-TV applications

Tae Wook Kim, Bonkee Kim, Youngho Cho, Boeun Kim, Kwyro Lee

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A CMOS RF digitally programmable gain amplifier, covering various terrestrial mobile Digital TV standards (DMB, ISDB-T, and DVB-H) is implemented. 13 dB IIP3 improvement is attained without losing out on other performance criteria like gain, NF, CMRR, etc. at similar power consumption. This is achieved by applying a newly proposed differential circuit gm″ cancellation technique. The IC exhibits 55 dB gain range with 0.25 dB resolution, 4.5 dB NF, a -4 dBm IIP3 (maximum 30 dBm) and 25 dB gain at 16mW power consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 Symposium on VLSI Circuits - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2005 Jun 162005 Jun 18


Other2005 Symposium on VLSI Circuits


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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