Difference between revisions of "LTE-Advanced RF Front-end Design in 28nm CMOS Technology"
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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 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 LTE-Advanced standard shall be implemented in a 28nm digital 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.
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- Analog Integrated Circuits
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- 30% Theory
- 60% ASIC Design
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