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Wideband Hybrid Transmitter for Future Wireless Systems

Communication networks, IOT, radiofrequencies and antennas Electronics and microelectronics - Optoelectronics Engineering sciences Technological challenges


This research is part of an effort to reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of future wireless systems by investigating innovative transmitter (TX) architectures with improved energy efficiency. Objective of the thesis is to elaborate a novel TX architecture for beyond 5G and 6G standards. Efficiency enhancement design techniques such as supply modulation or load modulation have been proposed in the past to improve TX efficiency, but the increasing requirement in terms of instantaneous bandwidth tends to limit the benefit of those techniques. During the thesis, the candidate will develop a novel integrated hybrid TX architecture that combine load and supply modulation. On particular, she/he will develop a dedicated co-design methodology between the power amplifier and the supply modulator in order to address 6G-FR3 bands (10GHz+) with high PAPR (>10dB) and high bandwidth (>200MHz) signals.

The candidate will join the integrated radiofrequency architecture laboratory where various skill (system, IC design and layout …) and field of expertise are represented (RF power, Low power RF, RF sensors, High-speed mmW). During the thesis, she/he will analyze and model new TX architectures, perform IC and package design, including layout, to achieve and validate hardware demonstrators.

We are looking for this type of profile:
• MSc or Engineering degree in electronics or microelectronics
• Knowledge in transistor technology (CMOS, Bipolar, GaN…) and Analog/RF design
• Experience in ADS or/and Cadence
• Basic programming skills (Python, Matlab …)
• First experience in IC design is an asset

Contact: Guillaume.robe@cea.fr, Pascal.reynier@cea.fr

Key words : Power amplifier, Load modulation, Supply modulator, RF module.


Département Systèmes (LETI)
Service Technologies Sans Fils
Laboratoire Architectures Intégrées Radiofréquences
Université Grenoble Alpes
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