A 28GHz Two-Way Current Combining Stacked-FET Power Amplifier in 22nm FD-SOI

Zhiwei Zong, Xinyan Tang, Johan Hoang-Dung Nguyen, Khaled Khalaf, Giovanni Mangraviti, Yao Liu, Piet Wambacq

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Abstract

We present a two-way current combining power amplifier (PA) for 28GHz wireless communication. To boost the saturated output power (PSAT) and maintain a high power-added efficiency (PAE), a differential 3-stacked transistors structure is used for the unit PA cell. The stability factor and the PAE are improved with capacitive neutralization and shunt inductor intermediate node matching. Reliability issues under a 2.4V supply voltage are relieved with properly designed biasing and gate capacitances. The PA is implemented in a 22nm FD-SOI technology with a chip core area of 0.21 mm2, Measurement results show that the PA achieves a power gain of 27dB and a PSAT of 21.7dBm with a maximum PAE of 27.1% at 28GHz. The output 1dB compression point (P1aB) is 19.1 dBm. Measured PAE at P1dB and 6dB power back-off are 23% and 10.3%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
Event2020 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) - , United States
Duration: 22 Mar 201925 Mar 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)
CountryUnited States
Period22/03/1925/03/20

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