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Broadband active integrated circuits for terahertz communication

: Kallfass, I.; Antes, J.; Lopez-Diaz, D.; Wagner, S.; Tessmann, A.; Leuther, A.

Politechnika Poznanska; Polish Scientific Society for Theoretical and Applied Electrical Engineering -PTETiS-:
European wireless 2012. Proceedings CD-ROM : 18th European Wireless Conference 2012, April 18 - 20, 2012, Poznan', Poland
Berlin: VDE-Verlag, 2012
ISBN: 978-3-8007-3426-9
5 pp.
European Wireless Conference (EW) <18, 2012, Posen>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IAF ()
MMIC; millimeter-wave amplification; millimeter-wave frequency multiplication; millimeter-wave frequency conversion; millimeter-wave transmitters and receivers; high data rate wireless links

We describe active millimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs) dedicated to directional links serving as bit-transparent wireless bridges in fiber-optical systems. The design and performance of amplifiers, frequency converters and frequency multipliers are discussed. The 10 m transmission of a 25 Gbit/s on-off-keying signal based on multi-functional MMICs operating at an RF center frequency of 220 GHz is shown. Finally, a chip set for a broadband wireless link in the RF frequency range from 200 to 280 GHz is presented.