RFIC Based Phased Arrays: From 6 GHz to > 100 GHz

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
7:00 PM
Free and open to the public

This talk summarizes the recent work on phased arraysstarting from the lower frequency chips at 6-12 GHz, and passing bythe satellite communication chips at 6-22 GHz, and ending by theshort-range communication chips and car radar chips at 60 GHz and77-81 GHz. Different topologies will be covered: RF phase shifting, IFphase shifting, LO phase shifting, and and digital beamforming, withthe pros and cons for each topology. Also, wafer-scale integration andthe use of efficient on-chip antennas at 30 GHz and above will bepresented. Phased-array systems from industry and academia will becovered in detail.

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Gabriel Rebeiz

University of California, San Diego