A Sub-1-V 194-μW 31-dB FOM 2.3-2.5-GHz Mixer-First Receiver Frontend for WBAN with Mutual Noise Cancellation

Mustafijur Rahman, Ramesh Harjani

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Abstract

A low-power low-noise 0.7-V mixer-first RF frontend for an IEEE 802.15.6 narrowband receiver is presented, which uses frequency translated mutual noise cancellation based on passive coupling. Unlike traditional noise-cancelling techniques, we perform symmetrical noise cancellation of a fully differential structure where each path cancels the noise of the other at IF. This prototype design realized in TSMC's 65-nm CMOS tackles the noise figure and power consumption problems of sub-1-V mixers. The figure of merit is 10 dB higher and the power consumption is 194 μW, which is 0.5 × lower than the state-of-the-art. The local oscillator power used is-14 dBm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7434652
Pages (from-to)1102-1109
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) through the Texas Analog Center of Excellence at the University of Texas at Dallas (Task ID: 1836.98). This paper is an expanded version from the IEEE RFIC Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, USA May 17-19, 2015.

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© 2016 IEEE.

Copyright:
Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • 802.15.6
  • RF
  • Wireless body area network (WBAN)
  • low power
  • noise cancellation
  • receiver

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