Design of zigbee transmitter for IEEE 802.15.4 standrad

Joshna, Palepu (2011) Design of zigbee transmitter for IEEE 802.15.4 standrad. MTech thesis.



ZigBee is a standard defines a set of communication protocols for low-data-rate short-range wireless networking. ZigBee-based wireless devices operate in 868 MHz, 915 MHz, and 2.4 GHz frequency bands. The maximum data rate is 250 K bits per second. ZigBee is mainly for battery-powered applications where low data rate, low cost, and long battery life are main requirements. This thesis explores low power RFIC design for various blocks in Zigbee Transmitter.

Zigbee RFTransmitter Comprises of Low Pass Filter, Variable Gain Amplifier, Up conversion Mixer and Power Amplifier.

The proposed VGA is characterized by a wide range of gain variation The single-stage VGA is designed in UMC 0.18-u m CMOS technology and shows the maximum gain variation of 62 dB. The VGA dissipates 630 uA from 1.8-V supply while occupying (250 μm x 167.3 μm) of chip area.

A low-voltage low-power and high linearity up-conversion mixer, designed in UMC 0.18-um RFCMOS technology is proposed to realize the transmitter front-end in the frequency band of 2.45 GHz. The proposed mixer can convert a 5 MHz intermediate frequency (IF) signals to a 2.45GHz RF signals, with a local oscillator at 2.45GHz. Simulation results demonstrate that at 2.45GHz, the circuit provides -11.30dB of conversion gain and the input-referred third-order intercept point (IIP3) of 35.16 dBm, output-referred third order intercept point(OIP3) of 12.88 dBm while drawing only 10mA for the mixer core under a supply voltage of 1.8 V.
A low power Differential class A power amplifier is designed in the UMC 0.18um RFCMOS technology. The class A power amplifier provides 0 dBm output power with a power-added efficiency (PAE) of 22% and Power Gain of 10dB with 1.8V supply voltage. The dc power consumption is only 4.5mW.

And all these blocks were integrated and simulated using Cadence© SpectreRF simulator in UMC-0.18um Mixed Signal CMOS RF models for the best simulation results.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Zigbee
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Electronics and Communication Engineering > Wireless Communications
Engineering and Technology > Electronics and Communication Engineering > VLSI
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
ID Code:2824
Deposited On:04 Jun 2011 07:29
Last Modified:09 Jun 2011 16:33
Supervisor(s):Mahapatra, K K

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