A 280-GHz Self-Mixing Balanced Frequency Tripler in SiGe BiCMOS Technology

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Abstract

In this letter, a self-mixing balanced frequency tripler is presented. It comprises a push–push frequency doubling stage followed by a single balanced mixing stage sharing the input power via coupled lines. The chip is fabricated using the SG13G2 (130-nm SiGe BiCMOS) technology of Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP). A measured output power of 3 dBm is achieved at 280 GHz with a dc-to-RF efficiency of 2.19%.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9187590
JournalI E E E Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Volume30
Issue number10
Number of pages4
ISSN1531-1309
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Frequency tripler
  • mm-wave circuits
  • SiGe BiCMOS
  • Subharmonic mixer

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