Millimeter-Wave/Terahertz Integrated Circuit Design

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 371

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
GBA Branch of Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510700, China
Interests: millimeter-wave/terahertz integrated circuit design

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Guest Editor
GBA Branch of Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510700, China
Interests: millimeter-wave/terahertz integrated circuit design

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Guest Editor
Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
Interests: ultra-low power and low voltage analog/high frequency integrated circuits in CMOS technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past two decades, an abundance of mobile services has continued to emerge, stretching from traditional telecommunications services and internet services to new communication application scenarios such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing. The world has entered an era where everything and everyone needs to be interconnected. Wireless interconnectivity is now a strong need. Currently, communication channels are becoming increasingly crowded, making a shift to millimeter-wave (mm-wave) and terahertz (THz) bands inevitable to release a greater bandwidth. Both of these bands have enormous potential, not only in terms of communication but also in radar sensing, imaging, radio astronomy, and atmospheric sensing.

Along with numerous opportunities in communication and other applications, the design of emerging mm-wave and THz electronic circuits and systems faces challenges. Since these frequency bands are getting close to the fmax of active devices, the available gain from the active devices declines rapidly at these frequencies. Transmission in these two frequency bands also faces greater challenges than transmission in low GHz radio frequency (RF) and microwave frequency bands. Hence, there is a strong need for investigation of the fundamentals and practicalities in mm-wave and THz integrated circuit design.

In this context, this Special Issue offers a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers to disseminate their results in areas of mm-wave and THz integrated circuit design to a diverse audience in an open access format. To that end, we invite authors to submit their original and previously unpublished research papers and comprehensive reviews in the following or related topics of mm-wave and THz integrated circuit design and beyond:

  • Integrated circuits for mm-wave and THz radar and communications.
  • Integrated circuits for mm-wave and THz sensing and imaging.
  • Novel integrated circuit design for mm-wave and THz applications.
  • Mm-wave and THz transceiver array.
  • On-chip mm-wave and THz antenna.
  • Oscillators and frequency synthesizers.
  • Heterogeneous integration of CMOS and compound semiconductor circuits.
  • Integrated mm-wave and THz radar sensors.
  • Chip packaging for mm-wave and THz band
  • Modeling for mm-wave and THz circuit and device.

Dr. Ruibing Dong
Dr. Yang Xing
Dr. Ramesh Pokharel
Guest Editors

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  • mm-wave
  • THz
  • integrated circuit design
  • RF frontend
  • radar
  • sensors
  • CMOS
  • III-V compound semiconductor

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