RF CMOS comes of age

@article{Abidi2003RFCC,
  title={RF CMOS comes of age},
  author={Asad A. Abidi},
  journal={2003 Symposium on VLSI Circuits. Digest of Technical Papers (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37408)},
  year={2003},
  pages={113-116}
}
  • A. Abidi
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Business
  • 2003 Symposium on VLSI Circuits. Digest of Technical Papers (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37408)
All-CMOS radio transceivers and systems-on-a-chip are rapidly making inroads on a wireless market that for years was dominated by bipolar and BiCMOS solutions. It is not a matter of replacing bipolar transistors in known circuit topologies with FETs; the wave of RF CMOS brings with it new architectures and unprecedented levels of integration. What are its origins? What is the commercial impact? How will RF CMOS evolve in the future? This paper offers a retrospective and a perspective. 
Digital RF and Digitally-Assisted RF
TLDR
This chapter revisits the digitization journey of RF circuits and offers a glimpse into the future of digital RF technology.
Software Assisted Digital RF Processor for Single-Chip GSM Radio in 90 nm CMOS
TLDR
A micro-processor architecture design in digital RF processor (DRP) and how it controls compensation for process, temperature and voltage variations of the analog and RF circuits to meet the required RF performance is described.
Integrated receivers for wireless communications: A review
TLDR
A review is presented that addresses the circuit-design aspects of integrated receiver front ends with their CMOS realization in mind, with emphasis on low-noise amplifiers, mixers, and voltage-controlled local oscillators.
RFCMOS technology from 0.25/spl mu/m to 65nm: the state of the art
TLDR
This work discusses some of the challenges of implementing RF designs in CMOS, focusing on those introduced by the changing properties of FETs as technology nodes scale and devices shrink.
Microwave CMOS Beamforming Transmitters
The increase of the consumer electronics market the last couple of decades has been one of the main drivers of IC process technology development. The majority of the ICs are used in digital
Digitally-Assisted Analog and RF CMOS Circuit Design for Software-Defined Radio
TLDR
This paper presents a nanoscale CMOS Transceiver Implementation for a Software-Defined Radio Platform that addresses interference Rejection in Receivers by Frequency Translated Low-Pass Filtering and Digitally Enhanced Harmonic-Rejection Mixing.
RF/analog/mixed-signal IC for wireless communications: challenges and opportunities
  • Bin Zhao
  • Business
    2004 Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference, 2004. Proceedings.
  • 2004
TLDR
The critical circuit and technology requirements for RF/analog/mixed-signal ICs are reviewed and the challenges and opportunities ahead are highlighted.
INVITED PAPER Special Section on Analog Circuit Techniques and Related Topics RF CMOS Integrated Circuit: History, Current Status and Future Prospects
SUMMARY As great advancements have been made in CMOS process technology over the past 20 years, RF CMOS circuits operating in the microwave band have rapidly developed from component circuit levels
High-Aspect-Ratio CMOS add-on modules for RF passive components
Commercial wireless communication technologies stemmed mostly from the research done through and after the Second World War as outlined in Chapter 1. Earlier systems were intended for military
A low power consumption CMOS differential-ring VCO for a Wireless Sensor
This paper describes a three-stage Voltage Controlled ring Oscillator (VCO) based on 0.35 μm CMOS standard technology. The VCO was designed for a transmitter operating in the 863–870 MHz European
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 70 REFERENCES
An 81 MHz IF receiver in CMOS
  • A. Hairapetian
  • Computer Science
    1996 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. Digest of TEchnical Papers, ISSCC
  • 1996
TLDR
A CMOS IF receiver that performs amplification, mixing and bandpass A/D conversion is presented and the receiver is described.
The future of CMOS wireless transceivers
Building blocks alone do not account for the current interest in CMOS for RF applications. The more compelling reason is the opportunities CMOS affords for large-scale integration. Modern wireless
Direct-conversion radio transceivers for digital communications
  • A. Abidi
  • Business
    Proceedings ISSCC '95 - International Solid-State Circuits Conference
  • 1995
The current interest in portable wireless communications devices is prompting research into new IC technologies, circuit configurations, and transceiver architectures. Miniature transceivers
A 1 GHz CMOS RF Front-End IC with Wide Dynamic Range
A 1 GHz Low Noise Amplifier and Mixer combination has been integrated in a standard 1¿m CMOS process. The circuit is matched to 50¿ at the input, and drives a 50¿ load. Overall conversion gain is 22
A fully-integrated single-chip SOC for Bluetooth
  • F. O. Eynde, J. Schmit, A. Pontioglu
  • Computer Science
    2001 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. Digest of Technical Papers. ISSCC (Cat. No.01CH37177)
  • 2001
TLDR
A 0.25 /spl mu/m CMOS IC contains all analog and digital electronics required for a point-to-multipoint Bluetooth node and has 15 dB noise figure and 2 dBm maximum transmitter output.
A 1.9GHz fully integrated CMOS DECT transceiver
A 2.5V DECT RF transceiver IC utilizes a low-IF receiver architecture with a 4th-order complex band-pass filter. The transmitter utilizes direct VCO modulation and a frequency doubler. The 9.4mm/sup
Large suspended inductors on silicon and their use in a 2- mu m CMOS RF amplifier
Large spiral inductors encased in oxide over silicon are shown to operate beyond the UHF band when the capacitance and loss resistance are greatly reduced by selective removal of the underlying
CMOS RF circuits for data communications applications
The author describes the recent development of two analog CMOS circuits operating at RF frequencies with applications to data communications. One is a four-quadrant analog multiplier which exhibits a
A Highly Linear 1-GHz CMOS Downconversion Mixer
A highly linear, closed loop CMOS architecture is demonstrated for the mixing of RF waveforms to baseband as sampled-data signals. In converting a 915 MHz RF waveform to a 20 MHz spread spectrum
A 2-V CMOS cellular transceiver front-end
TLDR
The potential of achieving the analog performance required for the class I/II DCS-1800 cellular system in a standard 0.25-/spl mu/m CMOS technology is shown, without tuning or trimming.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...