Reconfigurable amplifier design techniques for microwave and millimeter-wave applications
Bharatha Kumar Thangarasu
Date of Issue2015
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Centre for Integrated Circuits and Systems
In the recent days, the drive for electronics industry is the “Smart” devices which can support multiple functionalities along with the mobile communication capabilities. Hence the demand, for building blocks in such devices that are compact, consume very low power from battery and also provide a large controlled variation of performance depending on the functionality, is becoming evident. This research work focuses on the design techniques and the performance trade-offs in the amplifier designs (which is a very crucial building block) mainly in the microwave and millimeter-wave applications. The design mainly emphasizes on the reconfigurability to support various multi-band, multimode and multi-standard RF transceivers along with low power consumption and compact size, which can be adapted in the RF chipset with good interface capability to support mobile communication.