IP Platform for Cellular Internet of Things (ART/214CP)

IP Platform for Cellular Internet of Things (ART/214CP)

IP Platform for Cellular Internet of Things (ART/214CP)
31 / 03 / 2016 - 30 / 11 / 2017

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 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
Southeast University

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.