This paper describes a direct digital RF amplitude modulator, which uses a 10-bit linear interpolation current steering digital to analog converter (DAC) and a Gilbert cell mixer to generate an RF amplitude modulated signal directly. The linear interpolation increases the attenuation of the DAC's image components. The low pass filter (LPF) is eliminated, and the RF transmitter structure can be simplified. This modulator is suitable for realizing the system-on-chip design. The chip has been fabricated in a 0.35μm, 3.3V digital CMOS process.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|Publisher||IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems - Phoenix, AZ|
Duration: 2002 May 26 → 2002 May 29
|Conference||2002 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems|
|Period||2002/05/26 → 2002/05/29|