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Serial data links are often designed targeting a specific transmission medium. High-speed links using different predetermined transmission media have been demonstrated in the past [1-3]. This, however, restricts user's ability to use an integrated link interface with other transmission media once the chip is fabricated. For example, traditional transceivers(More)
—A new interconnect solution with plastic waveguide is demonstrated. The system consists of a pair of transceivers and a plastic waveguide. Millimeter wave signal is transmitted in a low-cost long piece of solid plastic dielectric acting as a waveguide. The plastic waveguide medium offers a large bandwidth for data communication using mm-wave carrier(More)
The growing demand for high-speed, low-cost, and low-overhead I/Os in today's electronic systems, has been addressed by three general categories of interconnects: electrical, optical, and wireless. The electrical interconnects are the oldest and have improved the most, where bit rates in excess of 20Gb/s are achieved over a pair of conductors [1]. At such(More)
A large down-conversion of the carrier signal is required in a millimeter-wave receiver. However, since a steep filter in the millimeter-wave band is not available, a heterodyne architecture is commonly used, which increases the power consumption of the receiver. To realize low-power consumption in a millimeter-wave receiver, low intermediate frequency(More)
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