IP Platform for Cellular Internet of Things
20160331 - 20171130
Mr Bill Weimin ZHANG
1) System and architecture design of RF transceiver, digital baseband and protocol stack 2) System and module specification definition of RF transceiver, digital baseband and protocol stack 3) RF transceiver IP in terms of circuit schematic, netlist, simulation and layout • 1st version RF transceiver IP design • Refined RF transceiver IP design 4) Digital baseband IP in terms of algorithm, simulation platform and RTL code • 1st version digital baseband IP design • Refined digital baseband IP design 5) Protocol stack IP in term of C code, RTL code and evaluation context • 1st version protocol stack IP design • Refined protocol stack IP design 6) Reference design and evaluation boards to evaluate the IP platform
Mr Jui Kuang, Ray HO Mr Wai Po WONG Dr Gang, Dennis QIAN Mr Huimin, Henry GUO Dr Wang Chi, Charles CHENG Dr Shuzuo LOU Mr Lefeng, Victor SHEN Mr Xiaoming, Michael CHEN Dr Dan, Rachel WANG Mr To Shing WONG Mr Jinghong, Perry ZHU Dr Shiyuan ZHENG Ms Yan WAN Mr Zhiwei WU Dr Yu Wing, Thomas CHOI Dr Yunlong LI Dr Shaohua ZHAO Mr Wuxue, Rewkie NI Dr Li, Ann LI Dr Yu, Lori LIU Dr Jin YANG Dr Zuqiang TANG Mr Wing Tak, Edward Wong Mr Ho Ming, Karen WAN Mr Tin Ho, Andy Wu Mr Hok Mo, Bryce Yau Mr YatTung LAI Mr Guangjie, Jacky Cai Mr Yuk Fai, Kamny Tang Mr Chun Fai, Jeff Wong Ms Kwai Chi, Gigi Chan Mr Tai Yin, Daniel Wong Mr Kam Chuen Wan Mr Tat Fu Chan Mr Kin Cheung AU Mr Ka Hung Kwok Mr Zhongliang, Edward Zhou Mr Chun Kit, Johnny CHAN Mr Chi Hang, Henry Chiu Mr Kam Hung, Eric CHAN Ms Pui Yee, Zoe MAK Mr Hengda GUO
Johnson Electric Industrial Manufactory, Limited 1 [Sponsor] Johnson Electric Industrial Manufactory, Limited 2 [Sponsor] Southeast University 1 Southeast University 2
Around 2.7 billion devices for Internet of Things (IoT) will be wirelessly connected via cellular network by 2022 according to Machina Research's forecast. A ubiquitous public cellular network that is easy to use, penetrated deeply into almost all locations, and allowed for low cost and low power devices operation, will be of enormous benefit. Narrowband cellular IoT is a very promising low power wide area communication technology to meet the requirement of IoT, and its standardization is expected to be completed by The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in March to June 2016. In this full project, an IP platform based on narrowband cellular IoT technology will be developed. The IP platform includes RF transceiver, digital baseband and protocol stack. These IPs can be licensed to the industry for capturing the huge IoT market in time. Several key technologies will be developed including integrated CMOS Power Amplifier (PA), high performance Digitally Controlled Crystal Oscillator (DCXO), multiplier-less digital mixer, digital low pass filter with model reduction, highly configurable protocol stack package and etc. Two tapeouts are planned to verify these IPs and key technologies. This project will greatly help Hong Kong to set up a technology leading role in the field of IoT, and create a competitive edge for local IC design houses, IoT solution vendors, OEM and ODM manufacturers.