Reconfigurable wideband architectures and antenna co-design and co-integration for future MIMO arrays

Future communication infrastructure and networks are expected to operate over several disjointed frequency bands in the mm-Wave frequency range, opening up a spectrum orders of magnitude larger than we ever had access to. Efficient use of the available spectrum from is key towards enabling the extremely heterogeneous network infrastructure for future applications. Evidently, scalability of arrays to address the disjointed bands spreading across 28-76 GHz and beyond becomes a critical issue, particularly for the mobile terminals. In this talk, we will present our approaches towards reconfigurable Tx/Rx architectures that can exploit frequency, spatial, pattern and polarization diversity for robust inks in extremely heterogeneous networks.