CMOS Power Amplifier Design Techniques for UWB Communication: A Review

Authors

  • R. Sapawi Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • D.H.A. Mohamad Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • D.S.A.A. Yusuf Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • S.K. Sahari Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • D.N.S.D.A. Salleh Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • N.A.H.A. Hazis Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
  • S.A.Z. Murad School of Microelectronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia.

Keywords:

Power Amplifier, Ultra-Wideband, CMOS, Techniques, Performance Criteria,

Abstract

This paper reviews CMOS power amplifier (PA) design techniques in favour of ultra-wideband (UWB) application. The PA circuit design is amongst the most difficult delegation in developing the UWB transmitter due to conditions that must be achieved, including high gain, good input and output matching, efficiency, linearity, low group delay and low power consumption. In order to meet these requirements, many researchers came up with different techniques. Among the techniques used are distributed amplifiers, resistive shunt feedback, RLC matching, shuntshunt feedback, inductive source degeneration, current reuse, shunt peaking, and stagger tuning. Therefore, problems and limitation of UWB CMOS PA and circuit topology are reviewed. A number of works on the UWB CMOS PA from the year 2004 to 2016 are reviewed in this paper. In recent developments, UWB CMOS PA are analysed, hence imparting a comparison of performance criteria based on several different topologies.

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2017-09-15

How to Cite

Sapawi, R., Mohamad, D., Yusuf, D., Sahari, S., Salleh, D., Hazis, N., & Murad, S. (2017). CMOS Power Amplifier Design Techniques for UWB Communication: A Review. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 9(2-10), 1–8. Retrieved from https://jtec.utem.edu.my/jtec/article/view/2698

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