A 60 GHz 2.5 Gbps OOK Modulator with Data-Dependent Impedance Cell for Enhanced ON/OFF Isolation in 0.18 $mu$m BiCMOS Process Academic Article uri icon


  • 2001-2012 IEEE. A 60 GHz on/off-keying (OOK) modulator with data-dependent impedance cell for enhanced ON/OFF isolation supporting up to 2.5 Gbps data rate is presented. Based on a single-stage cascode amplifier, the OOK modulator achieves 36.5 dB isolation and 11.5 dB forward gain, resulting in very high ON/OFF isolation of 48 dB by incorporating the data-dependent impedance cell. The OOK modulator is realized in a 0.18 m BiCMOS process, occupies 0.95 mm 0.95 mm with pads and 0.4 mm 0.28 mm without pads, and only consumes 4.5 mA at 1.8 V supply voltage (PDC = 8.1 mW).

published proceedings

  • IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Jang, S., & Nguyen, C.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Jang, Sunhwan||Nguyen, Cam

publication date

  • February 2015