Designing a 60 GHz Sub-Milliwatt Transceiver for Wireless Body-Area-Networks

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In this paper we discuss the design of a wireless front-end for the Tactile Internet with human in the loop, which requires compact communication units. In order to reduce the antenna size a 60 GHz low complexity non-coherent transceiver architecture is proposed, employing on-off keying. Since operation at 60 GHz has high power demands, the concept of aggressive duty-cycling is investigated in order to reduce the average power consumption. Limits of the introduced approach are evaluated by discussing the relations between data rate, average power consumption and necessary on-times of transmitter and receiver. We show that the proposed concept permits a transceiver power consumption of 1 mW at a data rate of 1 Mbps.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th European Wireless Conference, EW 2021
PublisherVDE Verlag, Berlin [u. a.]
Number of pages6
ISBN (electronic)9783800756735
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2021

Publication series

SeriesEuropean Wireless Conference


Title2021 European Wireless Conference
SubtitleVirtualization paradigms and satellite integration in future generation wireless communications
Abbreviated titleEW 2021
Conference number26
Duration10 - 12 November 2021
Degree of recognitionInternational event

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-0757-3325/work/139064776
Bibtex morath+an++2021_designing
ORCID /0000-0003-1319-0870/work/141545120
ORCID /0000-0001-6778-7846/work/142240134
ORCID /0000-0002-8565-9669/work/142242145