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A Discrete-Time Technique For Linearity Enhancement Of Wideband Receivers, Mohammad Ghadiri Sadrabadi Jul 2019

A Discrete-Time Technique For Linearity Enhancement Of Wideband Receivers, Mohammad Ghadiri Sadrabadi

Doctoral Dissertations

A new signal processing technique is introduced to enhance the linearity performance of wideband radio frequency (RF) receivers. The proposed technique combines the advancements in mixer first architectures with a library of binary sequences as local oscillator signals to enable wide instantaneous bandwidth and high linearity for the RF receiver. To do so, N-bit pseudo-random-binary-sequences (PRBS) are used as local oscillator signals. The RF input signal is multiplied with the PRBS at the mixer and then averaged over the full sequence. This in effect reduces the amplitude of the signal and improves the overall linearity of the system. In order ...


Designing, Simulating, And Layout Of An Rfic Mixer In A 130 Nm Sige Process, Logan Walz May 2019

Designing, Simulating, And Layout Of An Rfic Mixer In A 130 Nm Sige Process, Logan Walz

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

Wireless devices are becoming increasingly popular each day ranging from smartphones to Amazon Echo’s to wireless sensors in industry. While all of these devices are quite different in their functions and purposes, they all rely on wireless communication heavily and signal modulation techniques. One component typically seen in wireless applications like this are mixers, which are used to modulate the signal being sent and received. This thesis details the design, simulation, and layout of a radio frequency integrated circuit mixer in a 130 nanometer silicon germanium process. While the fabricated mixer did not perform to standards, many things were ...