A low loss, low voltage and high Q active inductor with multi-regulated cascade stage for RF applications
Momen, Hadi Ghasemzadeh
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Numerous structural planning of active inductors have been proposed as of not long ago in literature which showing tuning conceivable outcomes, low chip area and offering integration facility, they constitute promising architecture to replace passive inductors in RF circuits. The modified of a conventional active inductor based on Gyrator-C topology consisting of both transconductance stages realized by common-source configuration with multi-regulated cascade stage is presented. The Q factor and value of active inductor is adjusted with bias current and flexible capacitance, respectively. Multi regulated cascade stage is used to boost gain of input impedance and inductor value and decrease series resistance of designed inductor witch caused loss. The circuit is suitable for low voltage operation, high quality factor and low power dissipation. Simulation results are provided for 90 nm TSMC CMOS process with 1 V supply voltage. Self-resonance frequency and power consumption of active inductor is 8.9 GHz and 1.2 mW, respectively.