This paper reports a CMOS distributed amplifier which operates from 1-27 GHz. This amplifier exhibits a measured gain of 6 dB and uses coplanar waveguides to implement required inductances. Power consumption is 68.1 mW while driven from a 3.3V supply but it can operate with supply voltages as low as 1.8V. Chip area is 1.8 × 0.9 mm. To the author's knowledge this is the fastest frequency of operation ever reported for a distributed amplifier implemented in a standard CMOS technology.

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Keywords CMOS, CPW, Distributed amplifier
Conference Digest of Papers - 2004 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium
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Amaya, R, Tarr, N.G, & Plett, C. (2004). A 27 GHz fully integrated CMOS distributed amplifier using coplanar waveguides. Presented at the Digest of Papers - 2004 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium.