A 24-48 GHz Wideband Frequency Tripler in SiGe BiCMOS Technology

Heekang Son, Doyoon Kim, Yan Zhao, Richard Al Hadi, Mehmet Kaynak, Jae Sung Rieh

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A 24-48 GHz wideband frequency tripler has been developed based on a 130-nm SiGe BiCMOS technology. The 2-stage tripler employs a compact wideband matching technique for the inter-stage and output matching, leading to a measured 3-dB bandwidth of 24 GHz (24-48 GHz), or 67 % with reference to the center frequency. The obtained peak conversion gain is -2.5 dB at 27 GHz with a -5-dBm input power, and the saturated output power is -0.87 dBm at 33 GHz with a 4.8-dBm input power. The tripler consumes 6.8 mW. The circuit occupies 460 × 300 m2, excluding probing pads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2020 - Proceeding
EditorsJie Sun, Wai Ho Yu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728169620
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 8
Event2020 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2020 - Virtual, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2020 Dec 82020 Dec 11

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC


Conference2020 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2020
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityVirtual, Hong Kong

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIT) (2016-0-00185)

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 IEEE.


  • SiGe
  • frequency multiplier
  • frequency tripler
  • millimeter wave
  • wideband

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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