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A Fully Integrated and Digitally Assisted BiCMOS Transmitter for a 10-Gbps Wireless Link in the E-Band

  • David del Rio
  • Ainhoa Rezola
  • Juan F. Sevillano
  • Igone Velez
  • Roc Berenguer
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Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)

Abstract

In previous chapters of this book, design considerations and examples of different building blocks (I/Q up-converters, mixers, power amplifiers, power detectors, etc.) of mmW wideband transmitters for multi-Gbps and spectrally efficient communications have been given, as well as different methods to evaluate and compensate for the front-end imperfections in order to maximize the performance of the communication link. In this chapter, design considerations for the mmW transmitter itself will be provided, which consist of a combination of the aforementioned blocks. As in previous chapters, such considerations will be explained using an example: a wideband and high-linearity E-band transmitter [1], which is integrated using a state-of-the-art 55-nm BiCMOS process from STMicroelectronics  [2].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David del Rio
    • 1
  • Ainhoa Rezola
    • 1
  • Juan F. Sevillano
    • 1
  • Igone Velez
    • 1
  • Roc Berenguer
    • 2
  1. 1.Ceit-IK4 Technology CenterDonostiaSpain
  2. 2.Tecnun-University of NavarraDonostiaSpain

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