International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology

Advanced RF and Analog Integrated Circuits for Fourth Generation Wireless Communications and Beyond

Publishing date
05 Apr 2013
Submission deadline
16 Nov 2012

Lead Editor

1Center for Japan-Egypt Cooperation in Science and Technology, Fukuoka, Japan; Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, AB, Canada

3Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

4Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt

5IIIT Delhi, New Delhi, India

Advanced RF and Analog Integrated Circuits for Fourth Generation Wireless Communications and Beyond


Today the research communities in both industry and academy are considering possible choices of solutions for the fourth generation (4G) radios, and there is ever increasing demand of high-performance, small size, and high-speed wideband and reconfigurable radio frequency and analog devices, circuits, components to meet the existing and future demands. Miniaturization and portability drive the design towards low-power small area devices while the cost forces to use the matured digital CMOS fabrication process efficiently to implement analog and RF circuits which demands constant innovation in circuit design and implementation.

RF transceivers in next-generation communications are expected to offer higher RF performance to meet higher data rate, bandwidth, and quality of service. The state-of-the art designs are challenging to design and fabricate, and novelty in the proper selection of the combinations of design, technology, and implementation is an important and complicated issue to be addressed and solved. Low-power transceivers are highly desirable for software-defined radio and cognitive radio.

Maturity and low cost of digital design and fabrication are pushing most of the signal processing towards the digital domain. So, increasing bandwidth and high-resolution requirement on wideband and low-power data converters is becoming the main bottleneck. This demands a critical innovation in the area of ADCs and DACs for novel baseband circuits and architecture to meet the next-generation radio requirement.

We invite researchers/engineers to submit their original findings or review papers related to theory, design, and implementation of analog and RF designs for next-generation radio. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Low-power RF front-end circuits and components
  • On-chip transmission lines, filters, and interconnects
  • Reconfigurable and multiband circuits and subcircuits (LNA, PA, Mixers, VCO, PLL)
  • Low-power transceivers
  • Analog baseband circuits

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