Reconfigurable Transceiver Architecture for Multiband RF-Frontends

  • Erick Gonzalez Rodriguez

Part of the Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation book series (SSMI, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 107-114

About this book



This book investigates and discusses the hardware design and implementation to achieve smart air interfaces with a reduced number of Radio Frequency (RF) transmitter and receiver chains, or even with a single reconfigurable RF-Frontend in the user terminal. Various hardware challenges are identified and addressed to enable the implementation of autonomous reconfigurable RF-Frontend architectures. Such challenges are (i) the conception of a transceiver with wide tuning range of at least up to 6 GHz, (ii) the system integration of reconfigurable technologies targeting current compact devices that demand voltages up to 100 V for adaptive controlling and (iii) the realization of a multiband and multistandard antenna module employing agile components to provide flexible frequency coverage. A solid design of a reconfigurable frontend is proposed from the RF part to the digital baseband. The system integration of different components in the reconfigurable RF-Frontend of a portable-oriented device architecture is demonstrated.  


Microwave Engineering Multiband RF-Frontends Radio Frequency Devices Reconfigurable Transceiver Architecture Wireless Communications

Authors and affiliations

  • Erick Gonzalez Rodriguez
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  1. 1.Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24579-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24581-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8402
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8410
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