• 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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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

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low noise

A 50 Gb/s PAM-4 optical modulator driver for 3D photonic electronic wafer scale packaging

Zhang, X., Liu, X., Spiegelberg, M., Meighan, A., van der Tol, J. J. G. M. & Matters-Kammerer, M. K., 14 Jan 2019, 2018 18th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium, MMS 2018. IEEE Computer Society, p. 112-115 4 p. 8611895

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Pulse amplitude modulation
Light modulators