Automatic Gain Control

Techniques and Architectures for RF Receivers

  • Juan Pablo Alegre Pérez
  • Santiago Celma Pueyo
  • Belén Calvo López

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Juan Pablo Alegre Pérez, Santiago Celma Pueyo, Belén Calvo López
    Pages 1-11
  3. Juan Pablo Alegre Pérez, Santiago Celma Pueyo, Belén Calvo López
    Pages 13-28
  4. Juan Pablo Alegre Pérez, Santiago Celma Pueyo, Belén Calvo López
    Pages 29-86
  5. Juan Pablo Alegre Pérez, Santiago Celma Pueyo, Belén Calvo López
    Pages 87-115
  6. Juan Pablo Alegre Pérez, Santiago Celma Pueyo, Belén Calvo López
    Pages 117-120
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 120-120

About this book

Introduction

This book analyzes automatic gain control (AGC) loop circuits. The main objective of this book is to demonstrate AGC solutions in the environment of wireless receivers, mainly in wireless receivers with stringent constraints in settling-time and wide dynamic range, such as WLAN and Bluetooth receivers.  Since feedforward AGCs present great advantages in this context, as an alternative to conventional feedback AGCs, this book includes a detailed study of feedforward AGCs design –at the level of basic AGC cells, as well as the system level, including their main characteristics and performance.

  • Provides a complete review of automatic gain control loops, covering both feedback and feedforward approaches;
  • Describes the complete design flow of the main blocks used in AGC circuits (PGAs/VGAs, peak detectors and control voltage generation circuits), considering low-voltage low-power restrictions;
  • Includes real AGC architectures implemented as a general purpose digital feedforward CMOS AGC, a fully analogue feedforward AGC and a combined feedforward/feedback CMOS AGC

 

 


 

Keywords

AGC loop circuits Analog Circuits and Signal Processing Automatic Gain Control Control Voltage Generation Circuits Feedforward CMOS Automatic Gain Control Gain Amplifiers High Dynamic Range Circuits Peak Detectors Radio Frequency Receivers

Authors and affiliations

  • Juan Pablo Alegre Pérez
    • 1
  • Santiago Celma Pueyo
    • 2
  • Belén Calvo López
    • 3
  1. 1.LSI CorporationMadridSpain
  2. 2.University of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.University of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0167-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0166-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0167-4
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