A tunable SiGe BiCMOS gain-equalizer for x-band phased-array RADAR applications

Türkmen, Eşref and Burak, Abdurrahman and Özkan, Tahsin Alper and Gürbüz, Yaşar (2019) A tunable SiGe BiCMOS gain-equalizer for x-band phased-array RADAR applications. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 66 (12). pp. 1947-1951. ISSN 1549-7747 (Print) 1558-3791 (Online)

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This brief presents a compact-size tunable gain-equalizer for X-band phased-array RADAR applications in a 0.25-μm SiGe BiCMOS technology. An isolated nMOS-based variable resistance was used for the first time to tune the slope of the gain-equalizer. For nMOS, an isolated body created by a deep n-well was utilized to reduce insertion loss due to the substrate conductivity. Furthermore, the power-handling capability of the tunable gain-equalizer was improved thanks to the resistive body-floating technique. The designed tunable gain-equalizer operates in the frequency range from 8 to 12.5 GHz with a measured positive slope of 1 dB/GHz and 1 dB tunable slope. The effective chip area excluding the pads is 0.21 mm2, and the total area including pads is 0.31 mm2. To authors best knowledge, this brief is the first tunable gain-equalizer in SiGe technology presented for X-band phased-array RADAR applications.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: isolated NMOS; Slope-compensation; T/R module
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Yaşar Gürbüz
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2023 17:35
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2023 17:35
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/46670

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