Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Wireless devices are becoming increasingly popular each day ranging from smartphones to Amazon Echo’s to wireless sensors in industry. While all of these devices are quite different in their functions and purposes, they all rely on wireless communication heavily and signal modulation techniques. One component typically seen in wireless applications like this are mixers, which are used to modulate the signal being sent and received. This thesis details the design, simulation, and layout of a radio frequency integrated circuit mixer in a 130 nanometer silicon germanium process. While the fabricated mixer did not perform to standards, many things were learned along the way about RFIC design and how future redesigns could be improved to result in better performance.
Integrated Circuit, RFIC, RF Mixer, SiGe
Walz, Logan, "Designing, Simulating, and Layout of an RFIC Mixer in a 130 nm SiGe Process" (2019). Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses. 61.