Integrated CMOS Doppler Radar : Power Amplifier Mixer
This thesis is based on a paper by V. Issakov, presented 2009, where a circuit of a merged power amplifier mixer solution was demonstrated. This work takes that solution and simplifies it for the use at a lower frequency. The implementation target is a Doppler radar application in CMOS that can detect humans in a range of 5 to 15 meters. This could be used as a burglar alarm or an automatic light switch. The report will present the background of Issakov’s work, basic theory used and the implementation of the final design. Simulations will show that the solution presented work, with a 15 dB conversion loss. This design performs well compared to reference mixers. With this report it will be shown that it is possible to make a simple and compact Doppler radar system in CMOS.
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