At this year’s International Solid State Circuits Conference to be held in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 22-26, imec and Holst Centre will present eight scientific papers covering groundbreaking results on ultra-low power design for wireless broadband communication, for wireless sensor networks, and organic electronics. Moreover, executives and scientists from imec and Holst Centre are prominently present as technology experts throughout the conference’s forums, evening sessions and panels and as session chairs. Throughout the event, imec and Holst Centre will issue several press releases showcasing breakthrough results in various research domains applicable to the conference.
“Imec has served as a primary research partner for companies around the globe, leading in the development of advanced solutions for next generation mobile, 5G, 60GHz mobile backhaul reconfigurable radio, mm-wave radar, and ultra-low power wireless sensor networks for a connected and sustainable world,” stated Harmke De Groot, department director of wireless technologies at imec/Holst Centre. “ISSCC is recognized as one of the major conferences in our field, and we are proud to showcase our recent work and be involved in the technical education component. It is a confirmation of imec’s achievements and the relevance of our research in pushing the technology limits toward higher performance, lower power consumption and smaller form factor.”
Among imec’s research highlights presented at ISSCC2015 are the world’s lowest power PAN (personal area network) radio, developed together with Renesas, and an electrical‑balance duplexer achieving state-of-the-art linearity and insertion loss performance in IBM 0.18µm RF CMOS SOI process realized in collaboration with Murata and HiSilicon. Such reconfigurable duplexers are key building blocks for front-end modules in next-generation communication systems. Another highlight is a 79 GHz binary phase-modulated continuous-wave radar transceiver with TX-to-RX spillover cancellation in 28nm CMOS (developed together with Panasonic), and a flexible thin-film NFC tag powered by a commercial USB reader device at 13.56MHz.