A Harmonic Rejection Strategy for 25% Duty-Cycle IQ-Mixers Using Digital-to-Time Converters
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Due to the use of wide-band analog front-ends in order to cover the many different frequency bands used in Long Term Evolution (LTE), blocker signals received by the antenna may reach the mixer input. As a consequence, squarewave mixer implementations, as e.g. the 25% duty-cycle current-driven passive mixer, may lead to the down-conversion of these blocker signals by their harmonic response. This contribution describes a harmonic rejection (HR) strategy, which modifies the local oscillator (LO) waveform of a 25% duty-cycle currentdriven passive mixer, to suppress specific harmonics. Two HR control signal waveforms are proposed and their performance is evaluated by circuit simulations using a 28nm CMOS technology. By applying the proposed concept, the down-conversion of a blocker by the mixer?s 3rd order harmonic response can be suppressed by more than 30 dB, and the receiver noise figure (NF) is improved by 21.1 dB for a blocker power of -5dBm at the low-noise amplifier (LNA) input.
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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs