Design of D-Band PAs in Bulk-CMOS and FinFET

This talk will focus on the design of D-band PAs in bulk-CMOS and FinFET. At these high frequencies, a balance between circuit performance and implementation limitations must be made. Therefore, there will be a strong focus in this talk on the implementation and layout challenges, including topics such as ground loops, imbalance, common-mode instability and non-linearities. Starting from simplified models and concepts, some real-world examples of both working and non-working power amplifiers will be discussed.