"RF-SoC": Low-power single-chip radio design using Si/SiGe BiCMOS technology

D. Y.C. Lie, Xiaojuen Yuan, L. E. Larson, Y. H. Wang, A. Senior, J. Mecke

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Abstract

The integration level of RFICs has exhibited considerable progress during the last decade. Si-based single-chip GSM, Bluetooth and DECT transceivers have been reported, while the most exciting milestone for integration will be the RF-system-on-a-chip (i.e., "RF-SoC") product for single-chip multiband multi-standard cellular ICs that support broadband communication. To achieve this highest level of RFIC integration, one has to choose a radio system architecture that requires a minimal number of external components, together with a judicious selection of the IC technology for implementation. For example, we anticipate the direct-conversion or a robust low-IF receiver architecture to become the dominant choice for 3G handset applications. We also expect the Si/SiGe BiCMOS technology to be the optimal device technology for implementing low-power cellular RF-SoC products, while RF-CMOS technology will probably be most successful for the low-cost, less performance sensitive Bluetooth and/or wireless LAN applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMMT 2002 - 2002 3rd International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages30-37
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)078037486X, 9780780374867
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event3rd International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology, ICMMT 2002 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 17 2002Aug 19 2002

Publication series

NameICMMT 2002 - 2002 3rd International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology, ICMMT 2002
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period08/17/0208/19/02

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    Lie, D. Y. C., Yuan, X., Larson, L. E., Wang, Y. H., Senior, A., & Mecke, J. (2002). "RF-SoC": Low-power single-chip radio design using Si/SiGe BiCMOS technology. In ICMMT 2002 - 2002 3rd International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology (pp. 30-37). [1187629] (ICMMT 2002 - 2002 3rd International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMMT.2002.1187629