RF Challenges for 3G, 4G and beyond

Heinen, Stefan (Author)

Aachen / Publikationsserver der RWTH Aachen University (2010) [Conference Presentation]

International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Forum GIRAFE, 8.-12. Februar 2009, San Francisco, USA


Next Generation Mobile Networks will not be adopted in a single wave resulting in a scattered geographical coverage by different standards and frequency band. The terminals have to cover all standards from 2G over 3G to 4G and even beyond. The talk will review the RF requirements resulting from this scenario in order to provide a common background for the following talks of the forum. Especially the RF performance limitations for the integration of FDD systems will be addressed. Blocking scenarios will be discussed in order to derive the basic requirements for broadband RF frontends. Finally the state of the art will reviewed in order to identify promising techniques able to cope with the RF challenges of 3G, 4G and beyond.


  • URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:82-opus-31208