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==Short Description==
 
==Short Description==
 
In a transceiver IC, the analog front-end is the first circuit that processes the received
 
In a transceiver IC, the analog front-end is the first circuit that processes the received
signal from the antenna. In modern transceiver ICs (e.g. for LTE application) the frontend
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signal from the antenna. In modern transceiver ICs (e.g. for LTE application) the front-end
 
amplifies the signal prior to a direct downconversion to baseband. Both the amplification
 
amplifies the signal prior to a direct downconversion to baseband. Both the amplification
 
and frequency conversion stage have to show a very low noise figure and have to be free
 
and frequency conversion stage have to show a very low noise figure and have to be free
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technologies pose new challenges and offer new opportunities to the analog front-end
 
technologies pose new challenges and offer new opportunities to the analog front-end
 
design.
 
design.
In this work the analog front-end for the LTE-Advanced standard shall be implemented in
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In this work the analog front-end for the up-coming 5G standards will be implemented in
a 28nm digital CMOS technology. Different topologies for the low-noise-amplifier (LNA)
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a 28nm CMOS technology. Different topologies for the low-noise-amplifier (LNA)
 
and the mixer (frequency translation circuit) shall be analyzed and compared. The most
 
and the mixer (frequency translation circuit) shall be analyzed and compared. The most
 
promising will be implemented and verifed in the mentioned IC technology.
 
promising will be implemented and verifed in the mentioned IC technology.
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===Status: Available ===
 
===Status: Available ===
 
: Looking for 1-2 Semester/Master students
 
: Looking for 1-2 Semester/Master students
: Contact: [[:User:sporrerb | Benjamin Sporrer]]
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: Contact: [[:User:burgert | Thomas Burger]]
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===Prerequisites===
 
===Prerequisites===
 
: Analog Integrated Circuits
 
: Analog Integrated Circuits
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: 30% Theory
 
: 30% Theory
 
: 60% ASIC Design
 
: 60% ASIC Design
: 40% EDA tools
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: 10% Layout
  
 
===Professor===
 
===Professor===
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[[Category:Analog]]
 
[[Category:Analog]]
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[[Category:Completed]]
 
[[Category:Semester Thesis]]
 
[[Category:Semester Thesis]]
 
[[Category:Master Thesis]]
 
[[Category:Master Thesis]]
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[[Category:Sporrerb]]

Latest revision as of 16:38, 21 December 2017

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Short Description

In a transceiver IC, the analog front-end is the first circuit that processes the received signal from the antenna. In modern transceiver ICs (e.g. for LTE application) the front-end amplifies the signal prior to a direct downconversion to baseband. Both the amplification and frequency conversion stage have to show a very low noise figure and have to be free of harmonic distortion. As more and more digital functions are integrated on the transceiver IC, ultra-scaled digital CMOS starts offering big advantages in terms of area and power consumption. Those technologies pose new challenges and offer new opportunities to the analog front-end design. In this work the analog front-end for the up-coming 5G standards will be implemented in a 28nm CMOS technology. Different topologies for the low-noise-amplifier (LNA) and the mixer (frequency translation circuit) shall be analyzed and compared. The most promising will be implemented and verifed in the mentioned IC technology.

Status: Available

Looking for 1-2 Semester/Master students
Contact: Thomas Burger

Prerequisites

Analog Integrated Circuits
Communication Electronics (recommended)

Character

30% Theory
60% ASIC Design
10% Layout

Professor

Qiuting Huang

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