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 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
    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.