6. 60GHz Radio Implementation in Silicon

  1. Su-Khiong (SK) Yong Ph.D.1,
  2. Pengfei Xia Ph.D., IEEE Senior Member2 and
  3. Alberto Valdes-Garcia Ph.D.3
  1. Alberto Valdes-Garcia Ph.D.

Published Online: 29 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972946.ch6

60 GHz Technology for Gbps WLAN and WPAN: From Theory to Practice

60 GHz Technology for Gbps WLAN and WPAN: From Theory to Practice

How to Cite

Valdes-Garcia, A. (2010) 60GHz Radio Implementation in Silicon, in 60 GHz Technology for Gbps WLAN and WPAN: From Theory to Practice (eds S.-K. (. Yong, P. Xia and A. Valdes-Garcia), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972946.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Marvell Semiconductor Inc., Santa Clara, CA, USA

  2. 2

    Broadcom Corp., San Diego, CA, USA

  3. 3

    Communication and Computation Subsystems, IBM Research Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

Author Information

  1. Communication and Computation Subsystems, IBM Research Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747704

Online ISBN: 9780470972946

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Keywords:

  • 60GHz radio implementation in silicon;
  • design of active and passive mm-wave components in general - and in 60 GHz band;
  • capabilities and limitations - a silicon implementation of physical layer (PHY) entails;
  • semiconductor technologies for 60GHz radios;
  • steep upward slope of performance trend - and high performance expectations for 60 GHz systems;
  • International Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) - tracking and projecting evolution of semiconductor industry;
  • 60GHz front-end components;
  • process variability, in silicon millimeter-wave designs;
  • frequency synthesis - and radio architectures;
  • compact integrated modulator

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Semiconductor Technologies for 60 GHz Radios

  • 60 GHz Front-End Components

  • Frequency Synthesis and Radio Architectures

  • Radio–Baseband Interface

  • References