EE619 – RF IC and System Design Assignment 1; Spring 2014, IIT Bombay (Instructor: S.

Gupta) Quiz (Problems 1 and 2) and Demo/Viva (Problem 3) on February 04, 2014
Be succinct and to the point in all answers requiring explanation. If you write both a correct statement and a wrong statement in your explanation, you may not get any credit for it. 1. Consider an amplifier chain consisting of two cascaded amplifiers, as shown below, with transfer 2 + b y 3 . Using engineering approximations, functions y1 = a1 x + a2 x2 + a3 x3 and y = b1 y1 + b2 y1 3 1 prove that 1 AIIP 2,total = 1 AIIP 2,1 + a1 AIIP 2,2 ; 1 A2 IIP 3,total = 1 A2 IIP 3,1 + a2 1 A2 IIP 3,2 .

For AIIP 2,total calculation, assume a3 , b3 are insignificant, and for AIIP 3,total calculation, assume a2 , b2 are insignificant.

Input (x)




Output (y)

Figure 1: Problem 1 2. Consider an amplifier with 50Ω input impedance. A voltage source Vsrc with 150 Ω source impedance and voltage A cos(ω1 t) + A cos(ω2 t) is connected to it. The spectrum obtained at the output of the amplifier is shown in Figure 1. Different values of ∆ corresponding to different values of A are shown in the table. Gain of the amplifier is 18 dB. Find the IIP3 and OIP3 of the amplifier in dBm. A (mV) 20 80 200 800 ∆ (dB) 62 38 20 8

∆ (dB)

150 Ω Vsrc f Zin = 50 Ω


Figure 2: Problem 2

3. Consider the common gate amplifier shown in Fig. 3 in 0.18 µm CMOS technology. This circuit has to be simulated for DC operating points, AC response, transient response and periodic steady state response (last two are similar). (a) When DC analysis is carried out, the circuit simulator (such as Cadence) will generate the DC operating conditions such as Id , gm , gds , DC node voltages etc. at room temperature. Check these values to determine power dissipation in the circuit, small signal transistor parameters etc. (b) Find the Gain and 3-dB bandwidth from the AC simulations. Estimate the frequency band over which the circuit is predominantly “memoryless” from this analysis. 1

18u NF=2 10 pF 3. (f) Using another replica circuit and differential inputs.25kΩ W=5u L=0. 2 . find a frequency at which the output response visually indicates a non-linear dynamic behaviour.8V 1pF Vdd RD1 =500Ω Vout Iref (100uA) 10 kΩ M1 W=5u L=0.Vdd = 1. show that the system is able to reject 2nd harmonic distortion. (e) Using a large signal. (c) Find the input and output impedances of the amplifier using AC analysis.18u NF=26 1nF Rs =50Ω Vs RF Source Rb=250 Ω Figure 3: Amplifier for Problem 3. (d) Find the AIIP 3 and IIP 3 of the amplifier assuming 50 Ω system impedance using 2-tone test method (using transient or periodic steady state analysis followed by spectral analysis) in the frequency range in which the circuit is predominantly memoryless.

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