CMOS Front Ends for Millimeter Wave Wireless Communication Systems

  • Noël Deferm
  • Patrick Reynaert

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


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.



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

  • Noël Deferm
    • 1
  • Patrick Reynaert
    • 2
  1. 1.ESAT-MICASKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.ESAT-MICASKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13950-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13951-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1872-082X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1854
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