CMOS RF down-conversion mixer design for low-power wireless communications

Abstract : This paper aims to study the design of a low-power single-balanced mixer for downconversion in wireless RF receivers. The proposed circuit is designed to work at a radiofrequency of 1.9 GHz using CMOS 0.18 !m technology. The obtained results show a conversion gain equal to 7 dB and low power consumption of 3.86 mW at 1.8.V supply voltage. The single side band noise figure performance was founded to be 8.dB. These results show a good potential of this CMOS mixer and justify its use for low-power wireless communications.
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Khalid Faitah, Ahmed El Oualkadi, Abdellah Ait Ouhaman. CMOS RF down-conversion mixer design for low-power wireless communications. ACM Ubiquity, ACM, 2008, 9 (24). ⟨hal-00947369⟩

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