A fully integrated 320 pJ/b OOK super-regenerative receiver with 87 dBm sensitivity and self-calibration Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 IEEE. This paper presents an ultra-low power super-regenerative receiver (SRR) suitable for OOK modulation. The receiver is fabricated in 40 nm CMOS technology and operates in the ISM band of 902-928 MHz. It exploits a SAR architecture to calibrate the internally generated quench signal. Employing an on-chip inductor and a single to differential architecture for the input amplifier has made the receiver fully integrable, eliminating the need for external components. A power consumption of 320 W from a 0.65 V supply results in an excellent energy efficiency of 80 pJ/b at 4 Mb/s data rate, while the best sensitivity is -87 dBm at 1 Mb/s data rate.

name of conference

  • 2016 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC)

published proceedings

  • 2016 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC)

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Rezaei, V. D., Shellhammer, S. J., Elkholy, M., & Entesari, K.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Rezaei, Vahid Dabbagh||Shellhammer, Stephen J||Elkholy, Mohamed||Entesari, Kamran

publication date

  • May 2016