Design of a multi-band RF front-end between 2-12 GHz.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The state-of-the-art standard for short range wireless data transmission is the Ultra Wide Band radio (UWB) standard. UWB provides the maximum data rate of 480 Mbit/s. However, for some data transmission applications this is far from sufficient. Since there already are a lot of research and development activities in wireless technology, the demands on even higher data rates is considered as necessary.
The research group of Communication Electronics at ITN has a new concept to design a radio frequency front-end for wireless and high-speed data transmission using a multi-band technique. With help of this technique wideband signals can be transferred simultaneously and then be divided into multiple of sub-bands for down conversion. Compare to other technologies such as Bluetooth and WLAN, only a single narrow band is used, which gives much lower data rate.
The assignment is to design one wide-band frequency demultiplexer with eleven sub-bands, 200 MHz each. The principle of the frequency demultiplexer is based on the properties of quarter-wavelength at a certain frequency. This was done with help of input matching networks using microstrip lines. The theoretical maximum data rate is calculated to 6.42 Gbit/s.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 84 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97087ISRN: LITH-ITN-ED-EX--06/016--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-97087DiVA: diva2:650290
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