Alberto Valdes-Garcia

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This paper presents an analog built-in testing (BIT) architecture and its implementation. It enables the frequency response and harmonic distortion characterizations of an integrated device-under-test (DUT) through a digital off-chip interface. External analog instrumentation is avoided, reducing test time and cost. The proposed on-chip testing scheme uses(More)
—A phased-array transmitter (TX) for multi-Gb/s non-line-of-sight links in the four frequency channels of the IEEE 802.15.3c standard (58.32 to 64.8 GHz) is fully integrated in a 0.12-m SiGe BiCMOS process. It consists of an up-conversion core followed by a 1:16 power distribution tree, 16 phase-shifting front-ends, and a digital control unit. The TX core(More)
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES, among the semiconductor industry's most important products, are gathering a continually growing number of standards and applications. In today's competitive market, incorporating a comprehensive testing strategy into a wireless mod-ule's design flow is indispensable to its timely development and economic success. 1-3 Modern(More)
This work presents an analysis on frequency planning and synthesis for multiband (MB) orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) ultra-wideband (UWB) radios operating in the range of 3.1-10.6 GHz. The most important specifications for the frequency synthesizer in an MB-OFDM UWB transceiver are provided. A synthesizer architecture for an existing(More)
—This paper presents a CMOS RF amplitude detector as a practical integrated test device and demonstrates its application for on-chip testing. The proposed circuit performs full-wave rectification and generates a dc voltage proportional to the amplitude of an RF signal over a wide frequency range. The design considerations and analysis of operation for the(More)
— A feature-rich second-generation 60-GHz transceiver chipset is introduced. It integrates dual-conversion superheterodyne receiver and transmitter chains, a sub-integer frequency synthesizer, full programmability from a digital interface, modulator and demodulator circuits to support analog modulations (e.g. MSK, BPSK), as well as a universal I&Q interface(More)
This paper presents a multi-function, dual-polarization phased array transceiver supporting both radar and communication applications at W-band. 32 receive elements and 16 transmit elements with dual outputs are integrated to support 16 dual polarized antennas in a package. The IC further includes two independent 16:1 combining networks, two receiver(More)