Imec and Free University Brussels make multi-gigabit 60GHz-chip

February 5, 2016 | 23:00
Imec and Free University Brussels make multi-gigabit 60GHz-chip
Imec and Free University Brussels make multi-gigabit 60GHz-chip
Nanoelectronics research center Imec and the Free University Brussels have presented a transceiver for communications in the 60GHz-band, at the International Solid State Circuits Conference 2016. The low cost transceiver for WiGig applications reaches a throughput of no less than 4.62 Gbps and achieves this by utilizing direct conversion and four analog base-band directional antennas.
The prototype was implemented using a 28nm-CMOS technique and is therefore only 7.9 mm2 in size. The energy consumption is between 431 and 670 mW, at a power supply voltage of 0.9 V.
The transceiver is progress towards satisfying the ever-increasing demand of mobile data communications and speed and realizes this through a cell, which uses the antenna-array that allows the radio waves to be sent in the desired direction.

More information: IMEC
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