Low Power Techniques for Silicon RF ICs

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  • Author: Tony Richards
Silicon RF ICs provide functions suitable for processing of a signal being received or of a signal to be transmitted. These include RF amplification, signal generation, modulation and frequency conversion. The benefits of integration include reduced component count, control of parasitics, definition of architecture breakdown and signal levels, shrinkage of area, improved product yield, potentially reduced cost, improved signal matching and interference immunity.   Low power techniques are important for a number of applications including battery powered radio systems such as cellular and cordless products, radio pagers and remote meter readers where extending the time between battery recharge/change is a dominant design goal. For example, s