A 79-GHz radar transceiver with switchable TX and LO feedthrough in a Silicon-Germanium technology
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Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting, 2008. BCTM 2008. IEEE
This contribution shows the successful implementation of a fully-differential single-chip radar transceiver with switchable transmit path. The chip facilitates cascading of multiple modules via daisy-chaining using the integrated LO power splitter and LO output on the chip edge opposite to the LO input (LO feedthrough). An on-chip differential rat-race coupler provides for separation of transmit (TX) and receive (RX) paths, therefore only a single antenna port is required. The circuit performance is demonstrated in on-board measurements.