On the portability and performance of fully monolithic transformer structures for RF power amplfiers in standard CMOS process

Jerry Lopez, Donald Y.C. Lie, R. Bogdan Staszewski, Daquan Huang, Chih Ming Hung, Sankaran Swaminathan

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine several proposed power combining topologies for RF power amplifiers (PA). These structures are simulated in a generic 45nm CMOS process to allow for comparison of their process portability distinguishing necessary adaptations for reasonable performance. The power combining structures are compared and explored by means of electromagnetic (EM) simulations to help establish an attainable baseline performance using classical transformer structures for fully monolithic combiners with standard CMOS processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Workshop on System-on-Chip (SoC)
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Applications, Integration, and Software, DCAS 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Workshop on System-on-Chip, SoC: Design, Applications, Integration, and Software, DCAS 2008 - Richardson, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2008Oct 20 2008

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NameProceedings of the 2008 IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Workshop on System-on-Chip, SoC: Design, Applications, Integration, and Software, DCAS 2008

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Workshop on System-on-Chip, SoC: Design, Applications, Integration, and Software, DCAS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityRichardson, TX
Period10/19/0810/20/08

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Lopez, J., Lie, D. Y. C., Staszewski, R. B., Huang, D., Hung, C. M., & Swaminathan, S. (2008). On the portability and performance of fully monolithic transformer structures for RF power amplfiers in standard CMOS process. In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Workshop on System-on-Chip (SoC): Design, Applications, Integration, and Software, DCAS 2008 [4695929] (Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Workshop on System-on-Chip, SoC: Design, Applications, Integration, and Software, DCAS 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/DCAS.2008.4695929