Radio frequency Micro-systems for IoT inspired Front-end Signal Processing

Recently, IoT has sparked great research interest in developing the next generation front ends that can meet the more stringent requirements on performance, bandwidth, power consumption, and spectral utilization efficiency. This talk will discuss several new types of RF micro-systems that can enable conventional signal processing functions (e.g. filtering and impedance transformation), or new ones (e.g. RF correlation and non-reciprocity) for IoT applications. Specifically, the most recent development on MEMS resonators, transformers, chirp compressors, gyrators, and circulators will be first presented and followed by the discussions on overcoming the remaining technology bottlenecks in their paths to commercialization.