Green Multi-homing RF Architectures

  • Abubakar Sadiq HussainiEmail author
  • Issa Elfergani
  • Ayman Radwan
  • Jonathan Rodriguez
  • Laurent Dussopt
  • Alexandre Giry
  • Michael Pelissier
  • Sami Aissa
  • Frederic Fraysse
  • Dany Lenox
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


Next generation handsets will need to be energy aware so as to support 5G services, that are likely to be intelligent and bandwidth hungry, as well as support multi-mode operation (LTE, LTE+, HSDPA, 3G, WiFi among others) in Heterogeneous Networking (HetNet) environment. This vision gives way to stringent design requirements on the RF system design that in today’s handset is a key consumer of power. This vision provides the impetus for new research lines that will encompass techniques and the implementation of functional entities so as minimize the carbon footprint in mobile 5G handsets. The performance of the future handset transceiver depends primarily on the performance of antennae and RF circuit designs. The future handset requires the transceiver to operate efficiently and to be reconfigurable. The current chapter and the sequel present a comprehensive study of new hardware components that can provide a flexible and energy efficient multi-standard transceivers architecture, with proof-of-concept validation for specific use-cases including LTE, TETRA and TETRAPOL. This chapter addresses the global transceiver architecture design in next generation handsets and the antenna front end unit, that is bridged to the RF front end with tunable matching network to provide an adaptive response for maximum power transfer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Issa Elfergani
    • 1
  • Ayman Radwan
    • 4
  • Jonathan Rodriguez
    • 4
  • Laurent Dussopt
    • 2
  • Alexandre Giry
    • 2
  • Michael Pelissier
    • 2
  • Sami Aissa
    • 3
  • Frederic Fraysse
    • 3
  • Dany Lenox
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.CEA-LETIGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.CASSIDIANElancourtFrance
  4. 4.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesCampus Universitário de SantiagoAveiroPortugal

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