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Low complexity, low power, 10 GHz super-regenerative transceiver

By I. McGregor, L.B. Lok, C.J. Hwang, R. Oxland, G. Whyte, I.G. Thayne and K. Elgaid

Abstract

In this paper a 10 GHz quasi-Hybrid/MMIC super-regenerative transceiver/antenna chip is presented. The circuit is the highest frequency super-regenerative transceiver presented in the literature and is amongst the lowest power - certainly the lowest power at X-band frequency. The chip is fabricated on GaAs substrate and uses a MMIC process for the passive components and an RFMD PHEMT chip device bonded into the circuit for the active components. The transceiver chip measures 10 x 10 mm and consumes 0.75 mW Tx and 0.9mW Rx. When mounted into a pcb carrier substrate containing antenna, bias circuitry and low pass filtering the board measures 26 x 42 mm and operates over a range of 1m

Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1109/apmc.2009.5384157
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gla.ac.uk:41422
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