An Embedded Rectifier-Based Built-In-Test Circuit for CMOS RF Circuits

Zhang, Guoyan and Farrell, Ronan (2007) An Embedded Rectifier-Based Built-In-Test Circuit for CMOS RF Circuits. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Built-In-Test (BIT) for Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) is an effective method to reduce the testing cost, especially with the increase of integration level and operating frequency. In this work, a fully integrated CMOS BIT methodology is proposed. The BIT circuit used is rectifierbased and gate-source connected MOS transistor with Substrate Positively-Biased (SPB) scheme is used to further improve the detecting sensitivity. With little current consumption, high input impedance and high frequency scalability this circuit can predict complex high frequency performances of RF circuits such as gain, operating frequency, bandwidth and linearity. Besides, the influence of Process, supply Voltage, and Temperature (PVT) variations on the performance of RF circuits can also be monitored by using this BIT circuit.

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Keywords: Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits, CMOS RF circuits,
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 585
Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Farrell
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2007
Publisher: IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Refereed: Yes

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