A 3.3V, 24dBm CHT Integrated CMOS 180nm Power Amplifier for NB-IoT Application
Arvind Singh Rawat1, Jagadheswaran Rajendran2, Harikrishnan Ramiah3, Sofiyah Sal Hamid4, Nuha Rhaffor5
1Arvind Singh Rawat, Research Scholar, Collaborative Microelectronic Design Excellence Centre (CEDEC), University Sains Malaysia.
2Jagadheswaran Rajendran, Senior Lecturer, Collaborative Microelectronic Design Excellence Centre (CEDEC) and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
3Harikrishnan Ramiah, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya.
4Nuha A. Rhaffor, Senior Research Officer, Collaborative Microelectronic Design Excellence Centre (CEDEC), Universiti Sains Malaysia.
5Sofiyah Sal Hamid, Collaborative Microelectronic Design Excellence Centre (CEDEC), Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Manuscript received on January 01, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 20, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 3021-3025 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E6178018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E6178.018520

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Abstract: In this project, a 180 nm capacitive harmonic termination (CHT) CMOS-based power amplifier (PA) is designed for the Narrow-Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) application. The PA’s aimed operating frequency is between 1.9 GHz and 2.1 GHz. At schematic level simulation, the PA provides a power gain of 14 dB and a compressed output power of 24 dBm. With a resulting peak OIP3 of 33 dBm, the average power added efficiency (PAE) achieved is 40 %. The CMOS PA operates with a biasing gate voltage of 1.2 V under the voltage headroom of 3.3 V. The CHT CMOS PA provides good efficiency with negligible trade-off between linearity and output power.
Keywords: CMOS, NB-Iot, Class-J, Power Amplifier, Linearity.
Scope of the Article: Microstrip Antenna Design and Application.