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M. Hietanen, S. P. Singh, T. Rahkonen and A. Pärssinen, "Noise Consideration of Radio Receivers Using Silicon Technologies Towards 6G Communication," 2021 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC/6G Summit), 2021, pp. 514-519, doi: 10.1109/EuCNC/6GSummit51104.2021.9482508

Noise consideration of radio receivers using silicon technologies towards 6G communication

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Author: Hietanen, Mikko1; Singh, Sumit Pratap1; Rahkonen, Timo2;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communication (CWC), Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Circuits and Systems (CAS) Research Unit Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-10-22


Silicon technologies have been the dominant approach to implement radio frequency transceivers up to 5G systems with need for simplified antenna interface in large scale antenna arrays at mm wave region. Recent interests to achieve data rates up to 1 Tbps call for higher carrier frequencies to achieve sufficient bandwidth. Frequencies above 100~GHz will pose serious challenges to silicon based implementations as speed of the transistor in practical designs will not scale up similarly as typically expected in digital signal processing. It’s impacting not only the achievable gain but also on noise of the transistor that directly scales up as a function of frequency impacting the link range. This paper presents specifically behaviour of noise parameter as a function of frequency in transistor level and in simulated low noise amplifiers using state-of-the-art CMOS SOI and SiGe BiCMOS technologies. It will be shown how noise parameter should be considered when evaluating achievable link ranges as a function of the frequency.

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Series: European Conference on Networks and Communications
ISSN: 2475-6490
ISSN-E: 2575-4912
ISSN-L: 2475-6490
ISBN: 978-1-6654-1526-2
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-3021-0
Pages: 514 - 519
Article number: 9482508
DOI: 10.1109/EuCNC/6GSummit51104.2021.9482508
Host publication: Joint 30th European Conference on Networks and Communications and 3rd 6G Summit, EuCNC/6G Summit 2021, 8-11 June 2021, Porto, Portugal
Conference: Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research work has been partly funded by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927) and by the European Commission through the H2020 project Hexa-X (Grant Agreement no. 101015956).
EU Grant Number: (EU) Hexa-X - 6G vision and intelligent fabric of technology enablers connecting human, physical, and digital worlds
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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