This paper describes a single-ended five-stage CMOS distributed amplifier employing m-derived filter sections in the artificial transmission lines. The distributed amplifier exhibits a measured pass-band gain of 8.8 ± 1 dB for a 5V rail, and a bandwidth of 45 MHz to 29.5 GHz with a unity gain bandwidth of 32.5 GHz. The die size is 0.85 × 1.0 mm2. The amplifier exhibits a peak-to-peak output voltage of 2.4 V. This amplifier is suitable for use in communication systems.

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Keywords Broadband amplifiers, CMOS integrated circuits, Distributed amplifiers, Transmission lines, Traveling wave amplifier
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/RFIC.2007.380916
Conference 2007 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2007
Citation
Aguirre, J. (Jorge), Plett, C, & Sehvan, P. (Peter). (2007). A2.4Vp-p output, 0.045-32.5 GHz CMOS distributed amplifier. Presented at the 2007 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2007. doi:10.1109/RFIC.2007.380916