Radio-Frequency Silicon LSI's for Personal Communications


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E80-C    No.4    pp.515-524
Publication Date: 1997/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Circuit Technologies for Memory and Analog LSIs)
Category: Analog LSI
wireless communications,  transceiver,  modulator,  frequency synthesizer,  crosstalk,  

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RF integration, until recently the integration of active devices in conventional architectures suitable for discrete-component circuits, is now turning into full-integration based on new architectures developed specifically for an LSI technology. This paper reviews some of the key existing and emerging circuit techniques and discusses the serious problem of crosstalk. In order to develop miniature and low power RF transceivers, direct-conversion and monolithic VCO's will be further studied. Silicon bipolar technology will still be playing major role beyond the year 2,000, and CMOS will also be used in certain applications.