A CMOS Duty-Cycled Coherent RF Front-End IC for IR-UWB Systems

@article{Ouvry2015ACD,
  title={A CMOS Duty-Cycled Coherent RF Front-End IC for IR-UWB Systems},
  author={Laurent Ouvry and Gilles Masson and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Hameau and B. Gerbert Gaillard and B. Caillat},
  journal={2015 IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband (ICUWB)},
  year={2015},
  pages={1-5}
}
Current consumption of an IR-UWB receiver is reduced thanks to duty-cycling techniques applied to the full analog chain, thus benefiting from the impulsive nature of the signal. The coherent architecture performs down conversion by mixing the incoming pulse with a locally generated 2.75ns pulse template and needs only a 1GHz frequency synthesis instead of a… CONTINUE READING