An IR-UWB CMOS Transceiver With Extended Pulse Position Modulation

Geunhaeng Lee, Junyoung Jang, Ji Hoon Kim, Tae Wook Kim

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An impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) transceiver is implemented with low power, high data rate communication techniques, such as extended multipulse position modulation (E-MPPM), cross-coupled (CC) envelope detection, and digital frequency hopping (DFH). The use of the E-MPPM helps increase the modulation efficiency. The capacitive-CC technique helps improve the sensitivity by increasing the conversion gain of an envelope detector. DFH increases the pulse energy of a transmitted impulse without sacrificing the power spectral density (PSD) requirement. The proposed CMOS transceiver achieves a data rate of 1.125 Gbps and a radio range of 2 m with a power consumption of 28 mW and energy efficiency of 24.9 pJ/b.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

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  • CMOS
  • cross-coupled (CC) enveloped detector
  • digital-to-time converter (DTC)
  • Envelope detectors
  • frequency hopping (FH)
  • impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB)
  • Power demand
  • Receivers
  • Sensitivity
  • Signal to noise ratio
  • Symbols
  • Synchronization
  • time-to-digital converter (TDC)
  • transceiver


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