Dual-mode TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA RFIC Transceiver
20100621 - 20121220
Mr Bill Weimin Zhang
Dual-mode Multi-band RFIC Transceiver Architecture and System Design • Dual-mode multi-band reconfiguration design; • MIMO design and implementation; • Direct conversion architecture design; • System and modules specifications definition; • System interfaces. Dual-mode Multi-band Transceiver Modules IP • Modules IP design in terms of schematics, simulation and layout; • Modules include RF front-end modules, frequency synthesizer modules, serial interface and miscellaneous modules; • Modules IP evaluation results. Dual-mode Transceiver RFIC chips capable of SISO, MISO and MIMO functions • Functional RFIC engineering samples. A few silicon tapeouts are planned. Single-mode TD-LTE Transceiver RFIC chip • Single-mode TD-LTE RF transceiver test chip as early deliverable (13 months after project kickoff) Demo Boards • Demo boards for the RFIC chips to work or test in a platform. Final Reports • All documentations which are necessary to license our technology and IP to external partners, including design, interface and integration. Patent Applications • We plan to apply for one to two patents in the areas of direct conversion architecture, DC offset cancellation, MIMO, and modules design and implementation. Industry Contribution and Sponsorship • Guangzhou Runxin is very interested to collaborate with ASTRI, other potential customers include Nationz, Huawei, Hisilicon in Shenzhen, Rising in Guangzhou, Solomon Systech in Hong Kong, RDA in Shanghai and MTK in Taiwan, we will continue to engage with customers for IP licensing during project and after the end of project. We will review industry contribution and sponsorship status in the 9th month after project kickoff, and it is our responsibility to achieve at least 10% industry contribution within 15 months after project kickoff.
Guangzhou Runxin Information Technology Co. Ltd Innofidei (Hong Kong) Technology Limited The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
LTE has been selected by most of the operators in the world as the evolution of their cellular networks. TD-LTE, which is one of the two modes defined in LTE, is not only widely accepted by worldwide operators but is also regarded as the evolution of China’s own 3G standard TD-SCDMA. In this full project, a dual-mode multi-band RFIC transceiver for TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA terminal would be developed supporting China 2300 - 2400 MHz, 2010 - 2025 MHz and 1880 - 1920 MHz bands. Key areas in TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA terminal RFIC transceiver implementation, such as MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output), direct conversion architecture, low noise high linearity front-end, reconfigurable low pass filter, integrated Fractional-N PLL will be explored. A few MPW tapeouts have been planned to produce silicon verified IP. Reference design and TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA terminal RFIC transceiver IP will be delivered as the achievements of this project. This project will help Hong Kong to set up a technology leading role in China and create a competitive edge for local design houses, OEM and ODM manufacturers.