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gm/ID based methodology for capacitive feedback LNA design

Méthodologie basée sur gm / ID pour la conception de LNA à retour capacitifs


Jing Liu
Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Estelle Lauga-Larroze
Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Serge Subias
Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Frédéric Hameau
CEA LETI

Jean-Michel Fournier
Univ. Grenoble Alpes

Carlos Galup
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Brazil

Sylvain Bourdel
Univ. Grenoble Alpes



Published on 4 February 2019   DOI : 10.21494/ISTE.OP.2019.0327

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A gm/ID based methodology is detailed in this paper in order to help the designers to determine the optimum size of a capacitive feedback LNA by considering the design topology, the specifications to reach and the technology characteristics. Thanks to this methodology, the gm/ID is maximized to minimize the power consumption under design constraints which are the voltage gain, the NF and the input inductor (input Q-factor set). To illustrate this methodology, some capacitve feedback LNAs have been designed with different voltage gain requirements in 28nm FDSOI technology for 2.4GHz applications. Based on the initial parameters obtained following the different steps, three LNAs have been designed and simulated. The post-layout simulation results exhibit very good performances in terms of power consumption, linearity IIP3, bandwith BW and noise figure NF for the three given voltage gains (15dB, 18dB and 20dB). The achieved performances are quantified by high values of a well known FoM.

A gm/ID based methodology is detailed in this paper in order to help the designers to determine the optimum size of a capacitive feedback LNA by considering the design topology, the specifications to reach and the technology characteristics. Thanks to this methodology, the gm/ID is maximized to minimize the power consumption under design constraints which are the voltage gain, the NF and the input inductor (input Q-factor set). To illustrate this methodology, some capacitve feedback LNAs have been designed with different voltage gain requirements in 28nm FDSOI technology for 2.4GHz applications. Based on the initial parameters obtained following the different steps, three LNAs have been designed and simulated. The post-layout simulation results exhibit very good performances in terms of power consumption, linearity IIP3, bandwith BW and noise figure NF for the three given voltage gains (15dB, 18dB and 20dB). The achieved performances are quantified by high values of a well known FoM.

capacitive feedback LNAs design methodology gm/ID approach

capacitive feedback LNAs design methodology gm/ID approach