Efficient mm-Wave Transmitter Design in CMOS Technology

Project: DissertationIndividual research project

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Engineering and Technology


Design of analog circuits in CMOS technology for use in millimeter-wave transmitters, with the aim of creating efficient designs with high performance, low power consumption, and a small area. Covering all analog blocks, but focusing on power amplifiers and local oscillator implementations, including voltage controlled oscillators and phase-locked loops.

Layman's description

Wireless communication is expanding into higher frequencies, and this project is about designing integrated circuits for the analog part of transmitters that work at millimeter-wave frequencies. It focuses on the frequencies around 30 GHz and 60 GHz, where future cell-phone standards and WiFi will operate. Targeting hand-held, battery-powered consumer electronics means that the circuits will have to be cheap and have a low power consumption. To address the cost, CMOS technology is used for the integrated circuits. The issue of making the circuits more efficient, i.e. able to provide the needed performance, but with a reduced power consumption, is explored by investigating different architectures and the impact of design choices.
Effective start/end date2013/05/012018/12/13


Related research output

Abdulaziz, M., Forsberg, T., Markus Törmänen & Henrik Sjöland, 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 67, 4, p. 1588-1600 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Forsberg, T., 2018 Nov 18, Lund: The Department of Electrical and Information Technology. 136 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

Forsberg, T., Johan Wernehag, Henrik Sjöland & Markus Törmänen, 2018 Nov 9, Proceedings of 2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1130-1132 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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