2017 Volume 14 Issue 2 Pages 20161153
A broadband transimpedance amplifier (TIA) is designed and analyzed based on Regulated Cascode (RGC) configuration with L-matching network and cascode amplifier. A novel single-to-differential amplifier is also designed to simplify the following limiting amplifier (LA) design and increase the immunity of common-mode noise. The TIA is implemented in UMC 0.18 µm standard CMOS process. The measured transimpedance gain is 57 dBΩ with a −3 dB bandwidth of 8.1 GHz. The average equivalent input noise current spectral density is 29 pA/√Hz. The chip consumes 68 mW DC power under 1.8 V and occupies the area of 0.9 mm2.