The design of an automatic biasing system for High-Electron-Mobility-Transistors is here presented (HEMT-Biasing-System, HBS). The HBS automatically regulates the operating point of an off-chip multistage HEMT block. A proper automatic algorithm is implemented in order to maximize the HEMT transconductance (gm) efficiency (defined as gm/IDS ratio). This is an important feature in several HEMT-based systems, since they are used in LNA stages, where noise/power trade-off is a key aspect. Interfacing CMOS and HEMT technologies features several design issues, like negative gate-source voltage (to be managed by a CMOS circuits for HEMT switch-off operation) and closed-loop stability (due to the presence of very large off-chip capacitance - 100nF). The System here presented manages all these issues with tailored circuit solutions. A prototype has been designed in CMOS 0.35μm technology. It consumes 6.2mW (excluding the current consumption for HEMT driving)

De Blasi, M., Pierri, M., D'Amico, S., De Matteis, M., Baschirotto, A., Bau', A., et al. (2013). A monolithic CMOS automatic biasing system for 40GHz multistage HEMT. In Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on (pp.1708-1711). Piscataway, NJ : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [10.1109/ISCAS.2013.6572193].

A monolithic CMOS automatic biasing system for 40GHz multistage HEMT

DE BLASI, MARCO;DE MATTEIS, MARCELLO;BASCHIROTTO, ANDREA;BAU', ALESSANDRO;PASSERINI, ANDREA;GERVASI, MASSIMO;ZANNONI, MARIO
2013

Abstract

The design of an automatic biasing system for High-Electron-Mobility-Transistors is here presented (HEMT-Biasing-System, HBS). The HBS automatically regulates the operating point of an off-chip multistage HEMT block. A proper automatic algorithm is implemented in order to maximize the HEMT transconductance (gm) efficiency (defined as gm/IDS ratio). This is an important feature in several HEMT-based systems, since they are used in LNA stages, where noise/power trade-off is a key aspect. Interfacing CMOS and HEMT technologies features several design issues, like negative gate-source voltage (to be managed by a CMOS circuits for HEMT switch-off operation) and closed-loop stability (due to the presence of very large off-chip capacitance - 100nF). The System here presented manages all these issues with tailored circuit solutions. A prototype has been designed in CMOS 0.35μm technology. It consumes 6.2mW (excluding the current consumption for HEMT driving)
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CMOS integrated circuits; MOSFET; circuit stability; field effect MIMIC; high electron mobility transistors; integrated circuit design; integrated circuit noise; low noise amplifiers; semiconductor device noise; HBS; HEMT switch-off operation; HEMT transconductance efficiency; HEMT-biasing-system; LNA; capacitance 100 nF; closed-loop stability; current consumption; frequency 40 GHz; high-electron-mobility-transistor; monolithic CMOS automatic biasing system; multistage HEMT; negative gate-source voltage; noise-power trade-off; off-chip multistage HEMT block; power 6.2 mW; size 0.35 mum; CMOS integrated circuits; CMOS technology; Capacitance; HEMTs; Logic gates; Microwave filters; Switching circuits; HEMT; Operating Point; gm/IDS ratio; mm-wave
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International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2013 IEEE
978-146735760-9
De Blasi, M., Pierri, M., D'Amico, S., De Matteis, M., Baschirotto, A., Bau', A., et al. (2013). A monolithic CMOS automatic biasing system for 40GHz multistage HEMT. In Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on (pp.1708-1711). Piscataway, NJ : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [10.1109/ISCAS.2013.6572193].
DE BLASI, M; Pierri, M; D'Amico, S; DE MATTEIS, M; Baschirotto, A; Bau', A; Passerini, A; Gervasi, M; Zannoni, M
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