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Digitally Assisted Analog and RF Circuits
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2015/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuits and Related SoC Integration Technologies)
CMOS, wireless, reconfigurable, RF, analog, Digital assistance,
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In this paper, the importance and perspective for the digitally-assisted analog and RF circuits are discussed, especially related to wireless transceivers. Digital calibration techniques for compensating I/Q mismatch, IM2, and LO impairments in cellular, 2.4 GHz WiFi, and 60 GHz WiGig transceivers are introduced with detailed analysis and circuit implementations. Future technology directions such as the shift from digitally-assisted analog circuit to digitally-designed analog circuit will also be discussed.