A Low-Cost, 60GHz Driver Amplifier Operating from a Single +3V Supply

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  • Author: Liam Devlin
This paper describes the design and development of a low cost driver amplifier covering 57 to 64GHz. The IC is realised on a low cost GaAs PHEMT process produced on 6” diameter wafers with optically  defined gates. It is a two stage design operating from a single +3V supply, drawing 36mA of current  with 9dB gain and an output power (P-1dB) of over +13dBm. At the time of writing the IC is in fabrication. It is hoped that measured results will be available for the presentation. The paper includes details of the design procedure, the layout and the simulated performance including EM simulation of all matching and biasing networks.