Cognitive Radio Transceiver Chips, Eric Klumperink, Twente University
Place: Polytechnique Montréal, Principal Building, Room C-632
Date and time: Ocober 28th , 2015- 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
A Cognitive Radio transceiver senses its radio environment and adaptively utilizes free parts of the radio spectrum. CMOS IC-technology is the mainstream technology to implement smart signal processing and for reasons of cost and size it is attractive to also integrate the radio frequency (RF) hardware in CMOS. This lecture discusses radio transceiver ICs designed for cognitive radio applications, with focus on analog RF. Cognitive radio asks for new functionality, e.g. spectrum sensing and more agility in the radio transmitter and flexibility in the receiver. Moreover, the technical requirements on the building blocks are more challenging than for traditional single standard applications, e.g. in bandwidth, programmability, sensing sensitivity, blocker tolerance, linearity and spurious emissions. Circuit ideas that address these challenges will be discussed, and examples of chips and their achieved performance will be given.
Eric Klumperink received his PhD from Twente University in Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1997. He is currently an Associate Professor at the same university where he teaches Analog and RF CMOS IC Design and guides research projects focussing on Cognitive Radio, Software Defined Radio and Beamforming. Eric served as Associate Editor for TCASI and II, and for the Journal of SolidState Circuits. He is a technical program committee member of ISSCC and RFIC and is Respected Lecturer for IEEE. He holds several patents, authored and coauthored more than 150 international refereed journal and conference papers, and is a corecipient of the ISSCC 2002 and the ISSCC 2009 “Van Vessem Outstanding Paper Award”.