15 February 2007

IME continues its successful publication run at the prestigious IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 11-15 February 2007. Universally recognised and respected as the world’s foremost forum for showcasing advances in solid-state circuits and Systems-on-a-Chip, the ISSCC has selected IME’s paper titled "A 0.18µm CMOS Dual-Band UWB Transceiver” by Dr Zheng Yuanjin et al., for presentation at its upcoming 2007 conference.    

Existing ultra wide-band (UWB) transceivers work in the FCC’s low band of 3-5GHz. However, a UWB transceiver working at a higher band of 6-10GHz is desirable as it prevents strong interference from other communication systems operating in the low band and the transmission data rate can also be substantially improved without any significant increase in power consumption.

IME's paper proposes a dedicated dual-band UWB transceiver architecture that is able to selectively operate at low, high or dual band of the UWB spectrum. It also illustrates how ultra high data rate transmission can be achieved on a 0.18µm CMOS platform.

This is the second year in a row that IME’s work on UWB has been accepted by the ISSCC. In 2006, Dr Zheng had presented the paper, “A CMOS Carrier-less UWB Transceiver for WPAN Applications” at the same conference.