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D2.2 Report on the measurements of the E-Band RF/Analogue Front-end Blocks 1

Executive Summary

This document presents simulation results of the re-designed building blocks of the analogue transmitter and receiver front-ends. These results show that most of the specifications of these building blocks in the updated D1.2.2 document are fulfilled. Furthermore, a much lower DC power consumption than in other commercial solutions is observed.

In the transmitter part, the IF I/Q modulator, PA and mmW up-converter mixer have been redesigned. Within the receiver, the LNA, IF amplifier and mmW down-converter mixer have been redesigned. Simulation results of all these blocks are provided within this document. Moreover, simulation results of the re-designed frequency synthesis blocks are presented.

For the converters, a testing platform for the designed digital-to-analogue converter has been built. This document shows the signal integrity analysis performed for this board. Additionally, the designed ADC is described and some simulation results of the ADC presented.

Finally, system simulations have been performed with the specifications updated in D1.2.2. This document shows that the performance of the system keeps fulfilling the required specifications.

Within WP2, an early prototype of the IF circuitry, based on discrete components, has been designed and implemented. This early prototype includes both the IF I/Q modulator and demodulator. This IF prototype will be employed by WP3 to test their digital base-band processor and the parameter and estimation controller. This document presents measurement results of these early IF prototype.


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  • Project acronym

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

  • Project reference

  • Project coordinator
    CEIT (Spain)

  • Start date: 01/12/2012
    End date: 31/05/2016

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