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A Low-Power Active Self-Interference Cancellation Technique for SAW-Less FDD and Full-Duplex Receivers

Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2017, 7(4), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/jlpea7040027
Received: 29 September 2017 / Revised: 4 November 2017 / Accepted: 10 November 2017 / Published: 13 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Low-Power Electronic Circuits for Monolithic Smart Wireless Sensors)
An active self-interference (SI) cancellation technique for SAW-less receiver linearity improvement is proposed. The active canceler combines programmable gain and phase in a single stage and is co-designed with a highly-linear LNA, achieving low noise and low power. A cross-modulation mechanism of the SI canceler is identified and strongly suppressed thanks to the introduction of an internal resistive feedback, enabling high effective receiver IIP3. TX leakage of up to −4 dBm of power is suppressed by over 30 dB at the input of the LNA, with benefits for the entire receiver in terms of IIP3, IIP2, and reciprocal mixing. The design was done in a 40 nm CMOS technology. The system, including receiver and active SI canceler, consumes less than 25 mW of power. When the canceler is enabled, it has an NF of 3.9–4.6 dB between 1.7 and 2.4 GHz and an effective IIP3 greater than 35 dBm. View Full-Text
Keywords: blocker; cross-modulation; distortion cancellation; diversity; FDD; full-duplex; IIP3; SAW-less; self-interference blocker; cross-modulation; distortion cancellation; diversity; FDD; full-duplex; IIP3; SAW-less; self-interference
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Tijani, S.; Manstretta, D. A Low-Power Active Self-Interference Cancellation Technique for SAW-Less FDD and Full-Duplex Receivers. J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2017, 7, 27.

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