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Title: A 28GHz Hybrid-Beamforming Transmitter Array Supporting Concurrent Dual Data Steams and Spatial Notch Steering for 5G MIMO
Spatial multiplexing, or multi-user MIMO, can improve the communication throughput by simultaneously supporting multiple spatially non-collocated data streams. Most multi-user MIMO TRXs at GHz are based on digital beamforming. However, as the data rate of each user approaches multi-Gb/s at mmWave, performing dynamic beamforming weights calculation in digital and high-speed digital-to-analog conversion faces a significant energy efficiency bottleneck for large-scale mmWave antenna arrays. Alternatively, hybrid beamforming can support a handful of concurrent data streams by combining analog beamforming with digital precoding. Although hybrid beamforming loses degrees-of-freedom compared to all-digital processing, it reduces digital computation complexity and the number of digital-to-analog conversion chains, resulting in greatly enhanced energy efficiency.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1956297
NSF-PAR ID:
10277017
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
2021 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)
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1 to 2
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Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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