Integration solutions for reconfigurable multi-standard wireless transceivers

Ajinkya Kale, Graciele Batistell, Suchendranath Popuri, Vijaya Sankara Rao Pasupureddi, Wolfgang Bösch, Johannes Sturm

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This article presents an overview of modern integration concepts for receiver, transmitter and duplexer architectures. Based on innovative design techniques, a system-in-package integrated RF transceiver architecture is proposed as a low-cost low-power alternative to traditional multi-standard transceivers. The proposed transceiver architecture unites advantages of a sub-sampling receiver with tunable low noise amplifier (LNA), a high-efficiency digital power amplifier and an integrated duplexer with on-package passive components in order to fulfill the more and more stringent requirements for wireless systems. In addition to the transceiver architecture, measurement results of building blocks are presented. A LNA circuit implemented in 65nm CMOS technology provides a continuously tunable-gain (3–23 dB) and a tunable frequency band (4.5 GHz–5.5 GHz) with noise figure of 2dB and IIP3 of −6.5dBm at the highest gain. A high Q-factor, on-package transformer, implemented in a core-less 3-metal layer system-in-package substrate, presents a coupling factor of 0.6 and a Q-factor of approximately 30. This provides a low-cost, high-performance alternative solution to integrated matching networks and duplexers.

Translated title of the contributionIntegration solutions for reconfigurable multi-standard wireless transceivers
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
Journale&i - Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Volume135
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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Transceivers
Low noise amplifiers
Noise figure
Power amplifiers
Frequency bands
Costs
Sampling
Networks (circuits)
Substrates
Metals
System-in-package

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    Integrationskonzepte für konfigurierbare Multi-Standard-Drahtlos-Transceiver. / Kale, Ajinkya; Batistell, Graciele; Popuri, Suchendranath; Pasupureddi, Vijaya Sankara Rao; Bösch, Wolfgang; Sturm, Johannes.

    In: e&i - Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Vol. 135, No. 1, 01.02.2018, p. 18-23.

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    Kale, Ajinkya ; Batistell, Graciele ; Popuri, Suchendranath ; Pasupureddi, Vijaya Sankara Rao ; Bösch, Wolfgang ; Sturm, Johannes. / Integrationskonzepte für konfigurierbare Multi-Standard-Drahtlos-Transceiver. In: e&i - Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik. 2018 ; Vol. 135, No. 1. pp. 18-23.
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