RF/MM-Wave Circuits Design and Applications, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Circuit and Signal Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2024 | Viewed by 67

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica Elettronica e Informatica (DIEEI), Università di Catania, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: radio frequency (RF) and millimeter wave (mm-wave) integrated circuits/systems for wireless communication systems
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Dear Colleagues,

Radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave (mm-wave) circuits are enabling the development of applications that are crucial to our life, such as wireless communication (e.g., 5G mobile communication, wireless LANs, low-data-rate and low-power communication, NFC), industrial automation (e.g., IoTs, high-precision positioning sensors, galvanic isolation), automotive safety (e.g., vehicular radar sensors, ADASs) and medical instrumentations (non-ionizing imaging systems, wearable sensors, implanted devices, etc.). Nanoscale CMOS technologies are able to cope with such applications up to the mm-wave spectrum, while SiGe BiCMOS processes are still dominating from 120 GHz to terahertz. In this context, GaN technlogies are also gaining significance in RF/mm-wave power applications owing to their intrinsic benefits in terms of power efficiency, especially at high temperatures.

This Special Issue aims to present the latest results in the field of RF and mm-wave ICs in CMOS, BiCMOS and GaN technologies, with a focus on the modelling of active/passive components, the electromagnetic (EM) simulation of integrated passive devices, integrated circuit design, system-on-chip (SoC) integration, advanced package-to-chip co-design, new transceiver architectures, antenna-to-chip co-design, and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to RF/mm-wave circuit/layout design.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • RX front-end circuits (LNAs, mixers, VGAs, T/R switches, amplifiers, filters, demodulators);
  • Low-power transceivers (wireless circuits for low power operation, battery-less transceivers, wakeup receivers, RFID, near-field communications);
  • Oscillators and frequency synthesizers (VCOs, frequency dividers, LO distribution, multipliers, PLLs, charge pumps);
  • Transmitters and power amplifiers for 5G and mm-wave applications;
  • Integrated radars, including vehicular radar sensors;
  • mm-wave communication circuits and systems-on-chip;
  • Galvanically isolated data/power transfer systems based on RF coupling;
  • Application of artificial intelligence (AI) to RF/mm-wave circuit and layout design.

Dr. Egidio Ragonese
Guest Editor

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  • LNA
  • mixer
  • PA
  • radar
  • VCO
  • antenna
  • PLL
  • transmitter
  • receiver
  • transceiver

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