A 90-nm CMOS UWB Impulse Radio Transmitter With 30-dB In-Band Notch at IEEE 802.11a System Academic Article uri icon


  • In spite of the FCC regulations, the coexistence of ultra-wideband (UWB) and narrowband (NB) systems is still an unsolved challenge. A UWB transmitter (TX) can severely degrade the performance of an IEEE 802.11a system. In this paper, a fully integrated analog impulse-radio UWB TX is presented that generates a novel UWB pulse with a tunable notch at the frequency of IEEE 802.11a system. The pulse has a 5.5-GHz bandwidth (BW), which makes it suitable for high-resolution high data-rate applications. The TX has a maximum pulse rate of 400 Mpulse/s and energy of 65 pJ/pulse with a power supply of 1.2 V. The measurement results show that the pulse has a 30-dB notch, and the TX power inside the BW of the NB system is less than 78 dBm/MHz. The TX has a biphase modulation and has been fabricated in a 90-nm CMOS process. The proposed pulse meets the Federal Communications Commission mask for UWB systems. 1963-2012 IEEE.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Hedayati, H., & Entesari, K.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Hedayati, Hajir||Entesari, Kamran

publication date

  • December 2013