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Aritra Banerjee, Barend Van Liempd, Piet Wambacq

IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

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This letter presents a two-stage mm-wave power amplifier (PA) in 22nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) technology. High output power is obtained through transistor stacking. Transistor segmentation and back-gate bias control techniques are used in this adaptive PA which can work in high gain mode (HGM) and high linearity mode (HLM). The proposed PA achieves 17.9 dBm saturated output power ( Psat ), 27.6 dB power gain, 11.6 dBm output 1-dB compression point (OP1dB), and 11.0% peak power-added efficiency (PAE) at 74 GHz in the HGM. In the HLM, 17.1 dBm Psat , 21.2 dB power gain, 14.6 dBm OP1dB, and 12.9% peak PAE are obtained at 74 GHz.

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