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D.del Rio, A.Rezola, R. Berenguer,I.Gurutzeaga, I. Vélez, J.F. Sevillano. A Wideband Millimeter-Wave Up-Conversion Mixer for Future Backhaul E-Band Point-To-Point Links with a 0dBm 1-dB Compression Point. IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband – ICUWB 2015”.4-7 October.Montreal –Quebec- (Canada).“Workshop on Challenges of Millimeter Wave Spectrum (Above 10GHz) in Next Generation (5G) Wireless Networks”.


This paper presents the design of an energy-efficient E-Band full-duplex transceiver for backhaul links of the future mobile networks. The link is designed to achieve 10Gbps using 2GHz channels and 64-QAM modulation. The effect of the transmitter linearity on the system performance is analyzed, showing that the required power back-off is around 10dB. A 15GHz mixer to be used in the I/Q upconverter of the transmitter is also presented, which is integrated in a SiGe 55nm process from STMicroeletronics. Measurement results show input and output bandwidths of 0-4GHz and 11.2-18GHz respectively, with a CG of 2.5dB, an OCP1dB of 0dBm and a DC power consumption of 68mW. The mixer features better linearity than other reported upconverters integrated in Si-based technologies.




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  • Project acronym

  • Project title
    Energy Efficient E-band transceiver for backhaul of the future networks

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  • Project coordinator
    CEIT (Spain)

  • Start date: 01/12/2012
    End date: 30/11/2015

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