A Nonlinear Transmission Line with Harmonic sub-THz Power Generation in a 40 nm CMOS Technology

Hao Gao, Jixin Chen, Wei Hong

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Abstract

This contribution presents a broadband 10 GHz to 0.15 THz power generation with a nonlinear transmission line technique in a 40 nm CMOS technology. In this work, 110 elementary sections of varactors are embedded in the nonlinear transmission line, and it is fully compatible with CMOS technology for a sub-THz harmonic generation. With this compact solution, the area of this sub-THz power generation is 588 × 660 µm2. With a 6 dBm 10 GHz input signal, the output power could cover from 20 GHz to 150 GHz. At 100 GHz, the power is -37 dBm, while it is -40 dBm at -150 GHz.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 46th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2021
Event2021 46th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz) - Chengdu, China
Duration: 29 Aug 20213 Sep 2021

Conference

Conference2021 46th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)
Period29/08/213/09/21

Keywords

  • Varactors
  • Power system harmonics
  • CMOS technology
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Frequency conversion
  • Broadband communication
  • Topology

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