Ka-Band CMOS Absorptive SP4T Switch with One-Third Miniaturization

Bosung Suh, Byung Wook Min

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An Ka-band absorptive single-pole four-throw (SP4T) switch in 28-nm CMOS process is presented. By capacitive matching and loading method, only four λ/6 transmission lines (t-line) are used for the proposed switch without additional series switches. The length of the t-line used in the proposed switch is only 1/3 of that of the quarter-wave t-line based absorptive switch. To improve switch performance, low threshold-voltage transistors and source and drain of transistors are biased for power handling capability. The measured insertion loss and isolation are 3.5 dB and 20 dB at 28 GHz. Return losses of on-state and off-state ports are less than-10 dB and-16 dB from 26 GHz to 33 GHz. The measured input 1-dB compression point is more than 15 dBm. The chip area is 0.53 mm2 and electrical size is 0.0047×(λg)2 excluding pads and internal matching circuits that is the smallest electrical size among the millimeter-wave CMOS absorptive SP4T switches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728117010
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun
Event2019 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2019 - Boston, United States
Duration: 2019 Jun 22019 Jun 4

Publication series

NameDigest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium
ISSN (Print)1529-2517


Conference2019 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported by Yonsei-Samsung Research Center (YSSRC) and Space Core Technology Program through the NRF of Korea funded by the MSIT (NRF-2017M1A3A3A02016255). CAD softwares was supported by IDEC, and measurement equipments was supported by Rohde and Schwarz.

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© 2019 IEEE.

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