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Broadband Quadrature Mixers with Integrated I/Q Mismatch Calibration

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Microelectronics Activity
Contract: H94003-11-P-1108
Agency Tracking Number: 11-1A3
Amount: $99,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DMEA102-002
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-12-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-07-25
Small Business Information
2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361
United States
DUNS: 827005385
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Charles Chien
 (805) 558-9687
Business Contact
 Charles Chien
Title: President
Phone: (805) 558-9687
Research Institution

Communication SoC technology has advanced significantly over the past ten years resulting in highly integrated radio SoC chips for standards such as wireless Wi-Fi[xx], global position system (GPS), Bluetooth (BT), 3G cellular, digital TV (DTV), and cable modems. While most radio SoC’s are narrowband (e.g. WiFi, GPS, BT, and cellular), future trends favor broadband software defined radios (SDR) and cognitive radios (CR). Both of these advanced radio concepts as well as some existing systems, such as DTV and cable tuners, require broadband quadrature mixers for up/down conversion with high linearity, low noise, high isolation, and superb I/Q matching. I/Q imbalance is especially detrimental to radio SoC’s that must support high order modulation and tight channel spacing, typical in current and emerging radio systems. The proposed project will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a broadband quadrature mixer that can achieve 54dB of image rejection ratio over a 3GHz bandwidth using robust integrated on-chip I/Q calibration in SOS process.

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