We present the new e-Learning platform LIMA, a fully web-based training platform which deals with the three course topics " Virtual EMC Lab " , " Advanced RF Design Center " and " Mixed-signal Simulation Center, based on VHDL-AMS ". It is essential for state of the art design in information and communication technology to provide excellent teaching material… (More)
– The software-defined-radio concept received increasing attention due to necessity of multi-mode/multi-system capable terminals for next generation communication systems. This paper summarizes the requirements of a multi-mode compliant digital-front-end (DFE) and describes concepts for cellular terminal implementations on silicon. A partitioning is… (More)
— A key property of polar modulator systems is the matching between amplitude and phase path. This paper shows how mismatches between these paths degrade performance and introduce difficulties in designing GSM EDGE systems. A transmitter overcoming these problems is presented. The chip has been implemented in a 0.13µm CMOS technology, with a nominal margin… (More)
After a decade of research in the field of wireless sensor networks the energy consumption remains the dominating constraint. Complex algorithms with non-negligible runtimes must be processed by resource-limited nodes, and therefore require in-depth knowledge of the temporal behavior of the software and hardware components. However, state-of-the-art… (More)
For the design of new applications in the information and communication technology (ICT) area with ever shorter lifecycles, the availability of the most recent knowledge is mandatory. The intervals within the acquired knowledge bases therefore have to be updated, become shorter and shorter. In this paper we present a new interactive web-based training… (More)
In this paper, we present a methodology to establish an accurate and power-aware simulation of wireless sensor networks. As the design of software applications running on resource-constrained sensor nodes mainly influences both timing and power consumption in the network, it is crucial to include these components in the simulation. Besides considering the… (More)
In the design process of analog and mixed analog-digital circuits some design trade-offs have to be solved. With the use of a special designed test chip this paper will show that the TEM-cell method (IEC 61967-2) can be used as a helpful instrument for these trade-off decisions.