This paper discusses very high frequency radio links from the application level down to the circuit constraints. Because of the technical difficulties and higher cost of technologies and packaging, applications at these frequencies only make sense when the special properties of these high frequencies are offering clear advantages for these applications. Such advantages can be higher system capacity, better security and privacy, or higher spatial resolution. Exploiting these advantages requires careful choices in system design and architecture, and imposes specific constraints on circuits and technologies. In most cases, it will also require beam forming through phased array antenna structures. Implementation of the signal processing for beam forming can be achieved in an efficient way in the RF domain.
|Title of host publication||Analog circuit design : sensors actuators and power drivers; Integrated power amplifiers from wireline to RF; very high frequency front ends|
|Editors||H. Casier, M. Steyaert, A.H.M. Roermund, van|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|