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CMOS Front Ends for Millimeter Wave Wireless Communication Systems

Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Noël Deferm, Patrick Reynaert
    Pages 1-11
  3. Noël Deferm, Patrick Reynaert
    Pages 13-31
  4. Noël Deferm, Patrick Reynaert
    Pages 33-78
  5. Noël Deferm, Patrick Reynaert
    Pages 79-105
  6. Noël Deferm, Patrick Reynaert
    Pages 107-139
  7. Noël Deferm, Patrick Reynaert
    Pages 141-175
  8. Noël Deferm, Patrick Reynaert
    Pages 177-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-181

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the development of circuit and system design techniques for millimeter wave wireless communication systems above 90GHz and fabricated in nanometer scale CMOS technologies. The authors demonstrate a hands-on methodology that was applied to design six different chips, in order to overcome a variety of design challenges. Behavior of both actives and passives, and how to design them to achieve high performance is discussed in detail. This book serves as a valuable reference for millimeter wave designers, working at both the transistor level and system level.

 

  • Discusses advantages and disadvantages of designing wireless mm-wave communication circuits and systems in CMOS;
  • Analyzes the limitations and pitfalls of building mm-wave circuits in CMOS;
  • Includes mm-wave building block and system design techniques and applies these to 6 different CMOS chips;
  • Provides guidelines for building measurement setups to evaluate high-frequency chips.

 

Keywords

Analog Circuits and Signal Processing CMOS at Millimeter Wave Frequencies CMOS mm-CMOS mm-wave Front-Ends CMOS mm-wave circuit design High-Frequency Integrated Circuits Millimeter Wave Transmitters in CMOS RF and Microwave Engineering for Wireless Communication wave circuit design

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ESAT-MICASKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.ESAT-MICASKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

About the authors

Noël Deferm (S'09) was born in Diest, Belgium, in 1985. In 2008 he received the degree of M.S. in Electrical Engineering (ir.) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium. The subject of his MS thesis was on the design of ultra low-power architectures for wireless sensor networks.
He is currently working as a postdoc researcher at the MICAS laboratories of the department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven) from which he received the Ph.D. in Engineering Science (dr.) in 2014. While working towards his Ph.D. degree, his main research focus was on mm-wave CMOS circuit design for wireless communication systems.
In 2011, he received the TSMC-Europractice innovation award.

Patrick Reynaert was born in Wilrijk, Belgium, in 1976. He received the Master of Industrial Sciences in Electronics (ing.) from the Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerpen, Belgium in 1998 and both the Master of Electrical Engineering (ir.) and the Ph.D. in Engineering Science (dr.) from the KU Leuven), Belgium in 2001 and 2006 respectively.

From 2001 to 2006, he was a Teaching and Research Assistant within the MICAS research group of the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), K.U.Leuven, Belgium. While working towards his Ph.D. degree, his main research focus was on CMOS RF power amplifiers and analog circuit design for mobile and wireless communications. From 2001 to 2006, he was also a Lector at ACE-Group T Leuven, Belgium were he teached several undergraduate courses on electronic circuit design.

During 2006-2007, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the University of California at Berkeley. At the Berkeley Wireless Research Center, he was working on mm-wave CMOS integrated circuits within the group of Prof. Ali Niknejad. For this research, he received a Francqui Foundation fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation.

During the summer of 2007, he was a visiting researcher at Infineon, Villach, Austria where he worked on the linearization of basestation power amplifiers.

Since October 2007, he is a Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) and a staff member of the ESAT-MICAS research group. His main research interests include mm-wave CMOS circuit design and RF power amplifiers.

Patrick Reynaert is a Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the ESSCIRC TPC, member of the IEDM TPC, chair of the IEEE SSCS Benelux Chapter, co-chair of the Analog, Mixed-signal and RF working group of the Global Semiconductor Alliance and member of the Commission on Innovation Policy of the Flemish Council for Science and Innovation (VRWI).

In 2011, he received the TSMC-Europractice innovation award. In 2011-2012, he served as the Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-state Circuits Special Issue on ESSCIRC 2011.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title CMOS Front Ends for Millimeter Wave Wireless Communication Systems
  • Authors Noël Deferm
    Patrick Reynaert
  • Series Title Analog Circuits and Signal Processing
  • Series Abbreviated Title Analog Circuits, Signal Processing (formerly Int. Ser. Engin., Comp. Sci.)
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13951-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-13950-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36543-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-13951-7
  • Series ISSN 1872-082X
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-1854
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 132 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Electronic Circuits and Devices
    Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation
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