Advances in silicon processes and RFIC design imply that there is immense commercial potential for millimeter (mm) wave systems. There exists 7 GHz of unlicensed spectrum surrounding 60 GHz that can be used for designing multigigabit wireless links. Moreover, small carrier wavelength at 60 GHz provides the opportunity for spatial multiplexing gains even in LOS environments with moderate antenna separation.
We have been focusing on designing low-power information-preserving front ends for mm-wave LOS MIMO links. Deploying dynamically adaptive analog front-ends enabling efficient and scalable implementation while preserving capacity and channel rank is the main theme of our approach.
Mahmoud Sawaby (Stanford University)
Amin Arbabian (Stanford University)