RFIC Design for Wireless Communications

  • Christian Kermarrec


Three basic topics should be addressed for the design of RFICs targeting a specific system application: 1) transceiver architecture for Eoptimum system and chip partitioning as well as optimum use of sortware techniques, 2) semiconductor technology for optimum performance, cost and integration path, 3) circuit implementation. At this point in time, there is no practical universal RF IC transceiver architecture based on only one technology that can satisfy any system requirement. Every application has its own set of solutions (and some time several sets of solutions), but it is not inconceivable that “programmable” mobile radio transceivers serving multistandard applications will emerge in the next few years.

This paper addresses some of these issues and presents results that illustrate the trends and options in developing RF IC components for wireless commuications.


Noise Floor Transceiver Architecture GaAs MESFET Cordless Telephone Specific System Application 
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