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RFIC is an abbreviation of Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit

CMOS RFIC architectures for IEEE 802.15. 4 networks
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ABSTRACT While the wireless industry has been focusing on increasing high data throughput, the emerging IEEE 802.15. 4 (ZigBee) protocol targets a set of applications that require simple wireless connectivity, relaxed throughput, very low power consumption, and

Multiband public safety radio using a multiband RFIC with an RF multiplexer-based antenna interface
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Multiband Public Safety Radio using a MultibandRFIC with an RF Multiplexer-based Antenna InterfaceCombine Many Radios into One* At least 13 bands relevant to Public Safety x Many channels per band = A lot of radios! (*Above figure is just a functional description.)Low

Design and Development of an Evaluation Board with RFIC Ver. 4
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An experimental multi-band/multi-mode radio for public safety applications is being developed in Virginia Tech under a project sponsored by the US Department of Justice. The goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate a single radio which can operate in all

Robust and efficient uncertainty quantification and validation of RFIC isolation
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Abstract. Modern communication and identification products impose demanding constraints on reliability of components. Due to this, statistical constraints more and more enter optimization formulations of electronic products. Yield constraints often require efficient

Ignoring the obvious: Possibilities for on-chip linearisation of rfic power amplifiers
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The requirements of multi-carrier PA (MCPA) basestations in the worldwide mobile phone system has caused a major re-invention of PA linearisation techniques over the last decade. The multicarrier signal environment and the accompanying regulatory emission requirements impose a very

Matching RFIC Wireless Transmitters to Small Loop Antennas
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Most short-range RF transmitters use a small loop antenna for radiation of the signal. This article provides a review of the impedance characteris- tics of these antennas and describes methods of matching the output of the transmitter to the very low impedance of the loop antenna, with adequate

Black-box modeling of RFIC amplifiers for linear and non-linear simulations
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Behavioral modeling of RFIC amplifiers is pre-sented, based on a novel approach that fits complex impedance dependent data for power compression, and Third Order Intercept (TOI) performance. An example, implemented in Agilent ADS, is shown for a commercially

Robust optimization of an RFIC isolation problem under uncertainties
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Abstract Modern electronics systems involved in communication and identification impose demanding constraints on both reliability and robustness of components. On the one hand, it results from the influence of manufacturing tolerances within the continuous down-scaling

Linearity Performance Assessment of Nanoscale Gate Material Engineered Trapezoidal Recessed Channel (GME-TRC) MOSFET for RFIC design and Wireless
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ABSTRACT In this work, an extended study of linearity behaviour of proposed Gate Material Engineered-Trapezoidal Recessed Channel (GME-TRC) MOSFET has been performed using ATLAS and DEVEDIT device simulators and the results so obtained are compared

Co-design of full-duplex rfic and resource allocation algorithms
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Full-duplex (FD) wireless--simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency-- is an emerging wireless duplexing scheme that has the potential to significantly improve wireless network performance [1-2]. However, the biggest challenge associated with FD

Development of a Lead Free Solder Bumped RFIC Switch Process
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ABSTRACT As the RF front-end module market aggressively strives to reduce both size and cost of their assemblies, the consumer demands ever-increasing levels of functionality. To accommodate this front-end module makers are looking to more advanced packaging

Expanding RFIC Horizons [From the Guest Editors Desk]
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The radio frequency inte- grated circuit ( RFIC ) engi- neer has the opportunity to expand its horizons in many directions as this special issue on RFICs highlights. Following the rapid growth of wireless commu- nications since the 1990s, RFICs have long been used for applica- tions in traditional

Design of 60-GHz millimeter-wave CMOS RFICon-chip CPW-fed slot antenna
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Recently, there exists an increasing demand for broadband multimedia applications for an everincreasing capacity of wireless networks. In particular, for dense local communications, the 60-GHz band for wireless personal area network (WPAN) applications is of special

Revision of the RFIC Board for NIJ Public Safety Radio
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In, we presented the design and development of an evaluation board with RFICVersion 4 . This board was developed under multi-band/multi-mode radio (MMR) project in Virginia Tech sponsored by the US Department of Justice. A prototype radio was built using this

Fundamentals of RFIC Package Characterization
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The design cycle of an RFIC is well-known. Built from a database of elements, the RFIC or MMIC seeks a response that will meet the customerneeds. To understand how the design will hold up over IC process variances, stability and sensitivity analyses are performed until

MIMO RFIC Test Architectures
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Abstract This paper discusses the practical constraints of testing Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit ( RFIC ) devices in a Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) topology. Techniques to optimize test equipment setup and operation for MIMO architectures are detailed. Because

Solving RFIC Simulation Tasks Using GPU Computations
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Abstract: New generation of General Purpose Graphic Processing Unit (GPGPU) cards with their large computation power allow to approach difficult tasks from Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFICs) modeling area. Using different electromagnetic modeling

Production Test of High Volume Commercial RFIC
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Test cost distribution o RF ATE~ 30% of test cell cost including handler, infrastructure and operational cost o RF instruments are~ 20% of total ATE cost which is designed for high multisite for analog/digital IC o Low cost RF extensions are available to extend from dual site Impulse-based ultra-wideband (UWB) systems, notably unlicensed UWB systems operating across or within 3.1 10.6 GHz, are unique systems possessing many desired characteristics, owing to the transmission and reception of only a single signal having pulse

RFIC channelised EW receivers
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Frequency channelised receivers are recognised as a desirable receiver topology for electronic warfare applications due to their ability to simultaneously maintain high sensitivity and wideband radio frequency coverage. Unfortunately the brute force technique of

Industry Teaming for Graduate Course Development: A New RFIC Course Sequence at the University of South Florida
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Abstract Less than ten years ago few people recognized the looming potential for RF/microwave transistors fabricated in silicon due to few mass commercial markets and the RF performance superiority of GaAs at that time. Today silicon radio frequency integrated

Introduction to the special issue on Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits ( RFIC ) design techniques.
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The growing demand for new and more complex wireless communication devices is pushing continuous innovation in the design of Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits. New and stronger performance requirements are to be met in shorter times-to-market, using

A 0.8 VT Network-Based 2.6 GHz Downconverter RFIC .
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Abstract. A 2.6 GHz downconverter RFIC is designed and implemented using a 0.18 um CMOS standard process. An important goal of the design is to achieve the high linearity that is required in WiMAX systems with a low supply voltage. A passive T phase-shift network is

Spiral inductor modeling for RFIC using RLCK model order reduction
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Abstract. Accurate and reliable models for integrated spiral inductors are required at design time of integrated circuits dedicated for RF applications. Electromagnetic solvers require long simulation times, especially taking into account advanced technology improvements

2017 RFIC Symposium
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! The Many Flavors of CMOS/Bipolar RF Harmonic Oscillators. Following the full day of Sunday workshops, the RFIC Plenary Session will be held in the evening, beginning with conference highlights and follow ed by the presentation of the Student Paper Awards and

RFIC Design and Testing for Wireless Communications
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Page 1. RFIC Design and Testing for Wireless Communications A PragaTI (TI India Technical University) Course July 18, 21, 22, 2008 Lecture 7: RF front-end design LNA, mixer By Vishwani D. Agrawal Fa Foster Dai Fa Foster Dai 200 Broun Hall, Auburn University Auburn, AL The 2003 RFIC Symposium technical program is formally opened with the Plenary Session. General Chair Natalino Camilleri opens the Session with his welcome to this years Symposium. Technical Program Chair Stephen Lloyd then highlights the technical program IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES (ISSN 0018 9480) is published monthly by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Responsibility for the contents rests upon the authors and not upon the IEEE, the

2014 RFIC symposium
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T-shirts, and other benefits. For the first time in 2014, first and second-year RFIC Ph. D. students may also participate in the Ph. D. Student Sponsorship Initiative Program, held jointly with IMS. This program, established and sponsored by the IEEE Microwave Theory

2011 IMS/ RFIC /ARFTG Workshops
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This year, the Workshop Com- mittee received a record number of proposals covering the entire spectrum of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) areas of interest. The high quality of the propos- als posed a difficult but welcome chal- lenge for the Workshop

2012 IMS/ RFIC /ARFTG Workshops
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The 2012 Micro- wave Week will bring another ex cellent offering of workshops to the thou- sands of students, research- ers, and engineers who will make their way to Montreal this coming June. A total of 39 workshops will be delivered: 23 offered by the International Microwave Symposium

Monolithic Low Power RFIC Amplifiers for Multimode Wireless Communication Applications
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Abstract: This paper deals with the design consideration and performance results for low power low noise self-matched as well as an inductivematched SiGe amplifier developed for the GSM/DCS/WCDMA multi-band cellular systems. The self-matched amplifier is based on

RFIC Building Blocks (I)
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Activities in RFIC and Single-Chip Systems RFIC Building Blocks Single-Chip Transceiver Systems for Wireless Applications Activities in Analog and Mixed-Signal ICs Analog and Mixed-Signal ICs Mixed-Signal Systems Industrial Support and Collaboration

RFIC Passive Component Design and Simulation in Python
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Abstract In this paper we present a Python based RFIC component layout generator- Passive Component Lab and a linear circuit simulator nicSim. These tools can be used for design and optimization of RFIC passive components and circuits. Capability to simulate S

RFIC Symposium! The 2010 RFIC Symposium maintains its reputation as one of the foremost IEEE technical conferences dedicated to the latest innovations in RFIC
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The technical program includes oral sessions, an Interactive Forum (poster session), and two exciting lunch panel sessions. The oral presentation sessions start on Monday, May 24th with four parallel sessions throughout the morning and the afternoon. The oral sessions

RFIC Testing Using PXI Synthetic Instrumentation
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Reducing the cost of test through faster test times is the holy grail of Automated Test Equipment (ATE). With the increasing prevalence of wireless devices, fast testing is now necessary for Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit ( RFIC ) devices. Historically, RF testing

114i UWB RFIC Ell- El 91-1152!
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A Low-Power and High Gain Mixer for UWB Systems Van . n vvlrn R4. R 0 IF ir Characteristic Sub-threshold condition in RF stage Invorter amplier in L0 stage

Nanoelectronic coupled problem solutions: uncertainty quantification of RFIC interference
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Abstract Due to the key trends on the market of RF products, modern electronics systems involved in communication and identification sensing technology impose requiring constraints on both reliability and robustness of components. The increasing integration of

Investigation on the Spiral Inductors through the Simulation and Experiment for CMOS RFIC Design
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Abstract The Q-factors of the spiral inductors in CMOS process are investigated through the simulation and experiment. The ADS-momentum is used for EM simulation. and the spiral inductors are fabricated with Hynix O. 35um CMOS process. This research mainly

Design and Analysis of Monolithic BiCMOS Quadrature LO Buffer 4G RFIC
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Abstract: The transmitter section of a 4G RFIC utilized an eight-stage segmented open collector Gilbert Cell up-mixer for the internal building block of the Quadrature RF Modulator. The modulator circuit block is designed to include I/Q baseband AB Amplifiers, baseband

MINI-SPECIAL ISSUE ON 2015 IEEE RADIO FREQUENCY INTEGRATED CIRCUITS SYMPOSIUM ( RFIC 2015)
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AbstractThis paper presents a 60-GHz CMOS direct-con-version Doppler radar RF sensor with a clutter canceller for single-antenna noncontact human vital-signs detection. A high isolation quasi-circulator (QC) is designed to reduce the transmitting (Tx) power leakage (to On behalf of the Steering Committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 1998 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits ( RFIC ) Symposium. This is the second year of this new and exciting symposium that focuses on highly integrated ICs and subsystems. This new After a busy day of excellent RFIC Workshops see page (55 73) the Plenary Session and RFIC Reception will be held on Sunday evening 2 June 2013. The Plenary Session starts at 18: 00 in the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), Level 6, Room 6B. The Plenary

RFIC Test Board Design and Modeling using Sonnet TM
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Abstract: Test or prototype boards are used extensively in RFICs to integrate monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), bypass networks for biasing, external matching networks, and connectors. In the design and layout of the test boards, accurate EM

RFIC and MMIC _
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WangIFi 54, 17 2, 2.1 i 525 I r. do 35 Q; Q 01 Contents Preface xiii Foreword _ xv Contributors xvii Acknowledgements xix 1 Introduction ID Robertson 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 A brief history of MMIC technology 3 1.3 Advantages and disadvantages of MMICs 7 1.3.1 Cost 7 1.3.2 Performance Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TMTT. 2014.2310614 bining a single-balanced 25% duty cycle passive mixer with a low-bias single-ended driver and utilizing a novel digital predistortion (DPD) approach. The transmitter is demonstrated for both WCDMA and long-

DesignFabrication of FBAR Device and RF Inductor Based on Bragg Reflector for RFIC Applications
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ABSTRACT The rapid expansion of the wireless market has led to a huge growth of more advanced mobile communication systems. Especially, the miniaturized mobile phones have been developed that have multi-functions with higher operating frequencies. Complying with

2013 RFIC Symposium: Seattle, Washington, 2-4 June 2013
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The 2014 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS2014) will be held during the week of January 19, 2014 in Newport Beach, CA, USA. We will continue with the demo track that provides an interactive forum for hands-on demonstration of latest wireless experiments and

Low-power RFIC Design Techniques for Self-powered Wireless CMOS Circuits with Integrated Antennas
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Abstract This thesis focuses on system level design strategies and techniques for circuit level implementations that facilitate low-power RFICs in bulk CMOS. Ultimately, the goal of this work is to enable the design of inexpensive and completely integrated circuits that IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES (ISSN 0018 9480) is published monthly by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Responsibility for the contents rests upon the authors and not upon the IEEE, the

A Faster, More Accurate Approach for System-Level Performance Verification of a Wireless RFIC Design
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Are you prepared to not only become an expert in every wireless standard your design supports, but to keep up with each standardspecifications as it changes Considering the growing complexity of the chips themselves, along with ever-present time-to-market Abstract: The 2012 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits ( RFIC ) Symposium, to be held in Montreacute; al, Canada, on June 17-19, 2012, will focus on the technical accomplishments in RF devices, circuits, and systems. Attendees can participate in 13 RFIC

Substrate effects in HBT modelling for RFIC design
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HBTin ICare identified by a one-step model extraction processes that, unlike most other known substrate effect identification procedures, does not require initial test substrate preparations. The method identifies and quantifies substrate effect components that are

Current Status of the Highest-GHz-Frequency RFID Systems (Also Highest-Frequency RFIC )
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Piyush Keshri (Y5303), Sumit Kumar (Y5468) Page 6 of 33 30/11/2007 printing of electronics devices is under research. Use of organic semiconductors (example: polymers) has increased and printing of polymer chips and antennas using R2R technology is taking

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