Mixed-Signal, RF & Microwave Seminar

Friday May 18, 2018 4:00 PM

Advanced 5G and SATCOM Phased-Arrays and Transceivers Using Silicon Technologies: THE END OF THE MARCONI ERA IS NEAR

Speaker: Gabriel Rebeiz , University of California, San Diego
Location: Moore B280

During the past 50 years, phased-arrays have being largely developed for the defense sector.  Today, due to the increased demand for data, there is a need for base-station and mobile-user phased-arrays which can provide high-capacity data services through directional links. Therefore, there is an amazing investment by the telecom industry in this sector at highly accelerated time scales (24-36 months) to meet the commercial demand.  Today, both digital-beamforming at the element level (sub-6 GHz) and hybrid (i.e. analog/digital) beamforming for the mm-waves bands are being developed for next-generation 5G telecom systems.  These commercial investments are leading to dramatic changes in phased-arrays: High EIRP, high-performance systems at 28 GHz, 39 GHz and even 60 GHz, and with multiple beams, are now available at low-cost (<$1K). This talk will summarize our work in this area, and present a roadmap for the future.

Series Mixed-Signal, RF, and Microwave Seminar

Contact: Michelle Chen at 626-395-2239 mchen1@caltech.edu
For more information visit: http://ee.caltech.edu/seminars