Silicon UTSi CMOS RFIC for CDMA wireless communications systems

Paul Rodgers, Mohamed Megahed, Chuck Page, John Wu, David Staab

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Design and performance of UTSi CMOS down converter RFIC for CDMA applications is presented. The down converter consists of two-stage LNA, RF switch, and mixer integrated with passive matching components. Performance of building blocks have been evaluated. Results show that the stringent requirements for linearity at low power consumption required for CDMA can be achieved using UTSi CMOS technology. By integrating the down converter with PLL fabricated in the same process, it will be possible to realize a single chip transceiver IC. Results show that Silicon CMOS UTSi have the on-chip RF performance required for high level of integration of future wireless communication systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-488
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest 'The Magic Touch of Microwaves' - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 13 1999Jun 19 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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