Conference paper

A Survey on the Application of Parametric Amplification in Next Generation Digital RF Transceivers

L.M. Pires, J.P. Oliveira (Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

The accelerating growth in mobile networks (5G) for data communication, for a great diversity of applications has originated a high demand not only for low-power autonomous devices but also for ultra-low cost System on Chip (SoC). The aim of 5G is to provide ubiquitous connectivity for any kind of device and any kind of application. CMOS technology offers the best trade-off between costs versus performance and facilitates the integration of the digital and analog circuit. However, integrating analog RF in recent technology nodes is quite challenging, which has pushed the research of using innovative and unused techniques. One of these techniques is the parametric signal conversion which can offer high speed and low noise operation. This paper presents a survey of this technique and propose is utilization in modern heterodyne receivers.

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Receipt of papers:

March 13th, 2020

Notification of acceptance:

May 18th, 2020

Registration opening:

May 20th, 2020

Final paper versions:

June 5th, 2020