ARFTG 2007
Conference paper

Inter-laboratory comparison of CMOS distortion measurements

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We describe a measurement comparison of distortion in a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor low-noise device operating under weakly nonlinear conditions. Issues that commonly arise in performing and interpreting nonlinear measurements are discussed, such as power and wave-based representations and the effects of terminating impedance on intermodulation distortion. We demonstrate that the increased confidence provided by a measurement comparison can help to diagnose issues with a device model that was initially derived from DC I/V curves and their derivatives and then compared to RF measurement.