# 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)

Amp-1

y1

Amp-2

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

Vout

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.