Design of Low-Power Transmitter and Receiver Front End

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Chouhan, Shailesh Singh Javed, Muhammad 2018-06-29T08:47:23Z 2018-06-29T08:47:23Z 2018-06-18
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on the design of "RF front-end blocks" for the transmitter and receiver. The blocks include the low noise amplifier (LNA) and mixer downconversion at the receiving side, while the power amplifier includes the pre-driver circuit, and mixer up-conversion at the transmitter side. All of the blocks were designed in a 65nm design kit. The basics of these RF blocks are first described in chapters two to four. After that, the general principle of operations is then described and different topologies are discussed. In chapter 5 the proposed design is discussed. The proposed design is composed of a differential IDCS narrow band LNA, with a passive down-conversion mixer on the receiving side, designed for bluetooth low energy (BLE) applications, that operates at 2.4 GHz with a 1.2 V supply voltage. The overall conversion gain at the receiving side was found to be greater than 13 dB with a double side band noise figure of 8.3 dB having a 1 dB compression point of -11.8 dB, and with IIP3 of -2.06 dBm having a power consumption of 251 μwatts. On the transmission side, a power amplifier with a pre-driver circuit and a passive up-conversion mixer has been designed to operate at a 1.2 V supply at the frequency of operation 2.4 GHz, having overall gain of 24 dB with maximum power added efficiency of 34% when using maximum output power of 11 dBm. The Cadence virtuoso design kit was used for simulation. Additionally, the layout considerations were discussed, followed by presentation of the post-layout results and graphs, and, finally, some conclusions have been drawn. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Design of Low-Power Transmitter and Receiver Front End en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword receiver en
dc.subject.keyword transmitter en
dc.subject.keyword LNA en
dc.subject.keyword power amplifier en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201806293850
dc.programme.major Micro and Nanoelectronic Circuit Design fi
dc.programme.mcode S-87 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Halonen, Kari
dc.programme NanoRad - Master’s Programme in Nano and Radio Sciences (TS2013) fi
dc.location P1 fi
local.aalto.electroniconly yes
local.aalto.openaccess yes

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