106. mimo 2pj/mac 14-b 8x8 linear transform mixed-signal spatial filter in 65nm cmos with 84 db interference suppression

Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s): Gert Cauwenberghs | Gert Cauwenberghs

Primary Student
Name: Siddharth Joshi
Email: sijoshi@ucsd.edu
Phone: 571-215-4203
Grad Year: 2017

Student Collaborators
Chul Kim, chk079@eng.ucsd.edu | Sohmyung Ha, sohmyung@nyu.edu

Abstract
A flexible mixed-signal linear transform processor for spatial filtering, full-duplex self-interference cancellation and linear channel estimation operating over 2.4 MHz 44 complex MIMO channels is presented using a new nested-thermometer two-stage capacitive array multiplying DAC implementing signal weighting at 14-bit resolution. Measurements demonstrate 84 dB spatial separation over a wide range of incident angles and incident jammer power. Linearly mixed, spectrally indistinguishable 64-QAM and 16-QAM modulated signals are resolved with an RMS EVM of 2.9% and 3.1% respectively. With an active area of 1.7 mm2 in 65 nm CMOS, the processor consumes 99 μW/channel from a 1.2 V supply, or just 2.4 pJ per 14-bit mixed-signal multiply-accumulate.

Industry Application Area(s)
Electronics/Photonics | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments | Semiconductor

Related Links:

  1. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7870412/
  2. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7422678/

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