A 405-MHz 850-μW Low-Noise Amplifier with 53.5-dB Voltage Gain and 100-ns Settling Time

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This work reports a low-power low-noise amplifier (LNA) designed for highly sensitive, low-power, duty-cycled wireless receivers operating at the band of from 401MHz to 406MHz for Medical Implant Communication Systems (MICS). The LNA core with an output buffer is implemented in a lowcost 180-nm CMOS technology. Measurement results show that at 405 MHz, the LNA features a small signal voltage gain of 53.5 dB with a 3-dB bandwidth of 8.6 MHz and a noise Figure of 3. 19dB. The LNA is also able to be switched on and off quickly. The 110% settling time is 100ns. Excluding the output buffer, the LNA with its bias circuitry draws 470$\mu$A from a 1.8-V supply. When operating in the duty-cycled mode with an active time of 200ns and a data rate of 1kbps, which corresponds to a duty cycle of 0.01%, the LNA consumes only 85nW.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
Number of pages3
ISBN (print)978-1-7281-6963-7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2020


Title2020 IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
Duration8 - 11 December 2020
LocationHong Kong, Hong Kong

External IDs

Scopus 85100721481


Research priority areas of TU Dresden


  • Wireless communication, Low-noise amplifiers, Wireless sensor networks, Voltage measurement, Switches, Receivers, Gain