Tehrahertz CMOS Design for Low-Power and High-Speed Wireless Communication

Minoru FUJISHIMA  Shuhei AMAKAWA  Kyoya TAKANO  Kosuke KATAYAMA  Takeshi YOSHIDA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E98-C   No.12   pp.1091-1104
Publication Date: 2015/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E98.C.1091
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Terahertz Waves Coming to the Real World)
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Keyword: 
high-frequency circuit design,  CMOS,  millimeter wave,  terahertz,  

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Summary: 
There have recently been more and more reports on CMOS integrated circuits operating at terahertz (≥ 0.1THz) frequencies. However, design environments and techniques are not as well established as for RF CMOS circuits. This paper reviews recent progress made by the authors in terahertz CMOS design for low-power and high-speed wireless communication, including device characterization and modeling techniques. Low-power high-speed wireless data transfer at 11Gb/s and 19pJ/bit and a 7-pJ/bit ultra-low-power transceiver chipset are presented.