Smart front-ends, from vision to design

A.H.M. Roermund, van, P.G.M. Baltus, A. Bezooijen, van, J.A. Hegt, E. Lopelli, R. Mahmoudi, G.I. Radulov, M. Vidojkovic - Andjelovic

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An integral multi-disciplinary chain optimization based on a high-level cascaded Shannon-based channel modeling is proposed. It is argued that the analog part of the front-end (FE) will become a bottleneck in the overall chain. This requires a FE-centric design approach, aiming for maximizing the effective data capacity, and for an optimal exploitation of this capacity for given power dissipation. At high level, this asks for a new view on the so-called client-server relations in the chain. To substantiate this vision, some examples of research projects in our group are addressed. These include FE-driven transmission schemes, duty-cycled operation with wake-up radio, programmable FEs, smart antenna-FE combinations, smart and flexible converters, and smart pre and post correction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-756
Number of pages10
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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