• P.O.Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Wired and wireless communication both comprise an analog front-end which can receive and transmit information. In this research area, we mainly focus on wireless communication at mmwave frequencies, both for high-data-rate and for ultra-low-power communication.

Organisational profile

The main technological challenges are in the high frequencies involved (from tens of GHz, up to the maximum frequencies that can be handled in advanced IC technology nodes), the ultra-low power performance, and high power efficiency.

In this RF and mmWave Frontend research area we are exploring amongst others:
• High-frequency frontend modules, comprising LNAs, VCOs, mixers, amplifiers, filters, matching circuits, and power amplifiers
• Frontends comprising on-chip antennas and matching networks
• Power-efficient and linearized power amplifiers for non-constant envelope signals
• Distributed amplifiers
• Phased-array frontends
• Adaptive, programmable and smart frontends
• Distributed frontends
• Opto-electronic high-data-rate systems
• Ultra-low power frontend systems, up to protocols, and down to wake-up receivers

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Electric power utilization Engineering & Materials Science
Antennas Engineering & Materials Science
Networks (circuits) Engineering & Materials Science
Noise figure Engineering & Materials Science
Interference suppression Engineering & Materials Science
Transceivers Engineering & Materials Science
Low noise amplifiers Engineering & Materials Science
CMOS Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2002 2019

125 kHz wireless energy and 25 kbps data transfer for wearable device

Gao, D., Zhai, R., Baltus, P., Visser, H. & Gao, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) IEEE MTT-S Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

36 Gb/s operation of a BiCMOS driver and InP EAM using foundry platforms

Trajkovic, M., Zhang, X., Blache, F., Mekhazni, K., Matters-Kammerer, M. K., Debregeas, H., Leijtens, X. & Williams, K., 26 Sep 2019. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

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direct current
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60-GHz low-noise VGA and interpolation-based gain cell in a 40-nm CMOS technology

Wang, B., Gao, H., van Dommele, A. R., Matters-Kammerer, M. K. & Baltus, P. G. M., Feb 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 67, 2, p. 518-532 15 p., 8605520.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Noise figure
low noise

Press / Media

World’s smallest temperature sensor draws power from radio waves

Peter G.M. Baltus & Hao Gao


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The world’s tiniest temperature sensor is powered wirelessly ...

Hao Gao


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The world's tiniest temperature sensor is powered by radio waves

Peter G.M. Baltus & Hao Gao


6 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment