Wideband mm-wave Communication Systems: A Systematic Design Approach

This talk will present that for any given mm-wave system with a set of design constraints, the highest throughput can be achieved using a design approach that not only addresses fundamental limitations imposed by transistor device physics, but also engineering challenges such as packaging and antenna design. A top-down design methodology is presented, and is supplemented with examples of a number of high-speed mm-wave wireless and wireline integrated circuits and systems in advanced nanometer CMOS and SiGe BiCMOS technologies. Particular emphasis will be given to the use of digital-assistance and calibration techniques to achieve 20 Gbaud/s W-band wireless transceiver system and DC-100 GHz modulators and distributed amplifiers.