A CMOS RF programmable-gain amplifier for digital TV with a +9-dBm IIP3 cross-coupled common-gate LNA

Hong Gul Han, Tae Wook Kim

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A CMOS RF programmable-gain amplifier (RFPGA) is designed for a digital television receiver. In order to obtain high linearity with wide bandwidth, a common-gate (CG) low-noise amplifier (LNA) with transconductance nonlinearity cancelation is proposed for the RFPGA. The proposed LNA achieves high linearity while maintaining low-noise and low-power characteristics by applying a g m″ nonlinearity cancelation technique to the cross-coupled CG configuration. The proposed RFPGA is designed with a 0.13-μm CMOS process and measured. The measurement result at maximum gain mode shows a gain of 17.5-19.8 dB, a noise figure of 1.9-3.9 dB, an input-referred third-order intercept point of 6-9.1 dBm, an input-referred second-order intercept point of 22.4-25 dBm, and an input impedance matching of less than - 10 dB over the range of 48-860 MHz with 5.4-mW power consumption at a 1.8-V supply voltage. The total gain range of the proposed RFPGA covers 55 dB with a 1-dB resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6253234
Pages (from-to)543-547
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received April 3, 2012; revised May 30, 2012; accepted June 21, 2012. Date of publication July 30, 2012; date of current version September 11, 2012. This work was supported in part by the National Research Foundation of Korea of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology through the Midcareer Research Program under Grant 2011-0027515 and in part by the Dongbu Cultural Foundation. This brief was recommended by Associate Editor P.-I. Mak.

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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