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Volume 62, Issue 2

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Design of a nanoswitch in 130 nm CMOS technology for 2.4 GHz wireless terminals

M. Arif Sobhan Bhuiyan
  • Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
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Published Online: 2014-06-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/bpasts-2014-0041

Abstract

This paper proposes a transmit/receive (T/R) nanoswitch in 130 nm CMOS technology for 2.4 GHz ISM band transceivers. It exhibits 1.03-dB insertion loss, 27.57-dB isolation and a power handling capacity (P1 dB) of 36.2-dBm. It dissipates only 6.87 μW power for 1.8/0 V control voltages and is capable of switching in 416.61 ps. Besides insertion loss and isolation of the nanoswitch is found to vary by 0.1 dB and 0.9 dB, respectively for a temperature change of 125°C. Only the transistor W/L optimization and resistive body floating technique is used for such lucrative performances. Besides absence of bulky inductors and capacitors in the schematic circuit help to attain the smallest chip area of 0.0071 mm2 which is the lowest ever reported in this frequency band. Therefore, simplicity and low chip area of the circuit trim down the cost of fabrication without compromising the performance issue.

Keywords: CMOS; ISM band; nanometer; transceiver; T/R switch; wireless

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Published Online: 2014-06-13

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Citation Information: Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences Technical Sciences, Volume 62, Issue 2, Pages 399–406, ISSN (Online) 2300-1917, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/bpasts-2014-0041.

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