A 77-GHz SiGe Frequency Multiplier (x18) for Radar Transceivers
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IEEE Bipolar BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting
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For 77-GHz automotive radar applications, a monolithic frequency multiplier with a multiplication factor of 18 is presented. The main circuit of the multiplier chain consists of two frequency tripler and one doubler. Additionally interstage amplifiers and filters are integrated in a 200?GHz SiGe:C production technology. The output power is ?1dBm for a wide input power range (?20dBm to +8 dBm) at room temperature and 76.5 GHz output frequency. The output power flatness is better than 2 dB for an output frequency range of 69 GHz to 80 GHz. The power consumption of the multiplier is 170mW at a single supply voltage of 3.3V.