RF-CMOS Implementation of UWB Transceivers and Its Application to Video Transmission

Akifumi KASAMATSU  Akio TANAKA  Hiroshi KODAMA  Satoru TANOI  Yasuhiro KAIZAKI  Juichi NAKADA  Masami HAGIO  Yoshiaki KURAISHI  Keren LI  Hitoshi UTAGAWA  Toshiaki MATSUI  Ryuji KOHNO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.9   pp.2279-2286
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.9.2279
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Ultra Wideband Systems)
Category: Hardware
Keyword: 
UWB,  implementation,  CMOS,  MMIC,  video,  

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Summary: 
This paper shows activities of the ultra wideband (UWB) research and development consortium organized by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). Fully CMOS monolithic microwave integrate circuits (MMICs) are designed and fabricated both for the multiband OFDM and the impulse radio. UWB transceivers are constructed with the MMICs as their front-end devices and evaluated by some measurements such as time domain waveform, spectrum, error vector magnitude, and so on. To show the application capabilities of the UWB transceivers, two kinds of video transmission system are constructed and demonstrated.