Low-Power Linear Bulk-Injection Mixer for Wide-Band Applications

Darshak Bhatt, Jayanta Mukherjee, Jean-Michel Redoute

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A novel high third-order intermodulation product (IIP3), low-power, inverter-based bulk-injection mixer design is presented in this letter. The architecture of the proposed mixer consists of four complementary MOS (CMOS) inverters that are connected to form a double-balanced mixer. Radio frequency (RF) signals are applied to the input of the inverters, while local oscillator (LO) signals are applied directly to the bulk voltage terminals of the inverters. The proposed mixer achieves a IIP3 of 0 dBm, a 3-dB RF bandwidth that spans 1 GHz to 6 GHz with an intermediate frequency (IF) of 100 MHz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7575675
Pages (from-to)828-830
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


  • High IIP3
  • Inverter-based bulk-injection mixer
  • Low-power mixer

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