Self-calibrating embedded RF down-conversion mixers

Abhilash Goyal, Madhavan Swaminathan, Abhijit Chatterjee

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This paper proposes a self-calibrating approach for embedded RF down-conversion mixers. In the proposed approach, the output of the RF mixer is analyzed by using on-chip resources for testing and the mixer performs self-compensation for parametric defects using tuning knobs. The tuning knobs enable the RF mixer to self-calibrate for multi-parameter variations induced due to process variability. Using this methodology, it is demonstrated that performance compensation of RF down-conversion mixers can be performed simultaneously for critical specifications such as Gain and 1-dB compression point (P1dB).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Asian Test Symposium, ATS 2009
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2009
Event18th Asian Test Symposium, ATS 2009 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 23 2009Nov 26 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asian Test Symposium
ISSN (Print)1081-7735


Conference18th Asian Test Symposium, ATS 2009
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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