Special Issue "Millimeter-Wave-Integrated CMOS Radars and Communication Systems: Architecture and Circuit Designs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: radio frequency (RF) and millimeter wave (mm wave) integrated circuits/systems; integrated radars
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In the 2000s, radar systems became available as standard equipment even for lower cost vehicles, thanks to the diversification of radar-based applications, which now include automatic emergency braking systems, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, intelligent parking assistance, forward collision warning, etc. Most modern commercial radars host their key functions in two chips: a microcontroller and a SiGe BiCMOS chip which drives the TX and RX antennas, and integrates all the RF functions, the ADC/DAC conversions, and the basic baseband functions. The Holy Grail for next generation automotive radars is the implementation of a system‑on‑chip (SoC) sensor in CMOS technology. Despite the great amount of research produced in the last ten years, most CMOS radar implementations are targeted only to short/medium range applications and are very far from proposing actual solutions for a long-range radar sensor. Technical problems are still present and mm-wave designers from academia and industry are working on these. This bottleneck is still represented by the implementation of a high-performance mm‑wave radio front-end. Research efforts are now being made to integrate all the sensors into CMOS technology, which will provide higher data processing capacity in the digital domain, lower power consumption, and costs. Since nanoscale CMOS is also able to cope with communication applications up to the mm-wave spectrum (e.g., 5G), this poses CMOS as the dominant process over BiCMOS in the next future.
This Special Issue will host the latest results in the field of integrated mm-wave CMOS ICs for radar and communication, with a focus on circuit design, architectures, component modelling, electromagnetic (EM) simulation, SoC integration, advanced package-to-chip co‑design, and antenna-to-chip co-design.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Mm-wave CMOS front-end circuits (LNAs, mixers, VGAs, T/R switches, amplifiers, filters, demodulators)
- CMOS Oscillators and frequency synthesizers (VCOs, frequency dividers, multipliers, PLLs, charge pumps)
- CMOS transmitters and power amplifiers for mm-wave applications
- Integrated radar sensors
- mm-wave communication circuits and systems-on-chip
Prof. Dr. Egidio Ragonese
Dr. Angelo Scuderi
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- radar sensors
- mm-wave CMOS ICs
- CMOS power amplifiers
- CMOS low noise amplifiers (LNA) mm-wave mixers
- CMOS oscillators for mm-wave systems
- radar transceivers
- mm-wave antennas for integrated radars
- mm-wave packaging