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Issues in the implementation of a 60GHz transceiver on CMOs

CM Ta, BN Wicks, F Zhang, B Yang, Y Mo, K Wang, Z Liu, G Felic, P Nadagouda, T Walsh, RJ Evans, I Mareels, E Skafidas

2007 IEEE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RADIO-FREQUENCY INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY, PROCEEDINGS | IEEE | Published : 2007

Abstract

The spectrum around 60GHz is available for unlicensed operation in many regulatory domains including the USA, Japan, Canada and Australia. One of the applications of this spectrum is for short range communication systems. These systems are designed to deliver gigabit speeds, consuming small amount of power in small form factor. The small factor is achieved because passive components scale with carrier frequency and at 60GHz components such as: transmit receive filters, passives and antennas are candidates for inclusion on the die. Integrating RF, mixed signal and digital components is another important step towards reducing system cost and form factor. In order to achieve low cost and high d..

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