Performance bounds and measurements for AC-coupled direct-conversion transceivers under the presence of 1/f noise

Apostolos Georgiadis, R. Point

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Abstract

Design considerations and trade-offs for AC-coupled direct-conversion transceivers that suffer from 1/f noise are explored. CMOS technology provides a cost-effective solution for RF direct-conversion applications, but it suffers from 1/f noise. Theoretical bounds and simulation results were complemented by error vector magnitude (EVM) measurements on a differential CMOS LNA and mixer. The results verified that the system performance is less sensitive to the AC-coupling corner frequency than the 1/f corner frequency. Moreover, simulations showed that the effect of the AC-coupling corner frequency is less significant for lower SNR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology
PublisherIEEE
Pages29-32
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8196-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology and NSF Wireless Grantees Workshop - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 15 Oct 200317 Oct 2003

Conference

Conference2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology and NSF Wireless Grantees Workshop
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, Hawaii
Period15/10/0317/10/03

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Georgiadis, A., & Point, R. (2004). Performance bounds and measurements for AC-coupled direct-conversion transceivers under the presence of 1/f noise. In 2003 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Communication Technology (pp. 29-32). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCT.2003.1321429