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Antenna Diversity Zero-Second-IF SiGe BiCMOS Satellite Radio Tuner for Deep Fading Automotive Mobile Reception

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Notice of Violation of IEEE Publication Principles

"Antenna Diversity Zero-Second-IF SiGe BiCMOS Satellite Radio Tuner for Deep Fading Automotive Mobile Reception"
by Maxim, A.; Turinici, C.; Gheorge, M.;
in the Proceedings of the IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, 2008. SiRF 2008.
23-25 Jan. 2008 Page(s):1 - 4

After careful and considered review, it has been determined that the above paper is in violation of IEEE's Publication Principles.

Specifically, the paper describes a product that Adrian Maxim later admitted is not real. In response to an inquiry on this misconduct, Mr. Maxim acknowledged that the following people who have been listed as co-authors on several of his papers are fabricated names and that he is the only author:

C. Turinici, D. Smith, S. Dupue, M. Gheorge, R. Johns, D. Antrik

Additionally, in papers by Mr. Maxim that have co-authors other than those listed above, it was discovered in some cases that he had not consulted with them while writing the papers, and submitted papers without their knowledge.

Although Mr. Maxim maintains that not all of the data is falsified, IEEE nevertheless cannot assure the integrity of papers posted by him because of his repeated false statements.

Due to the nature of this violation, reasonable effort should be made to remove all past references to the above paper, and to refrain from any future references.A dual channel satellite radio receiver that solves the deep fading effect specific to the automotive mobile environment by using antenna diversity was realized in a 0.18μm SiGe BiCMOS technology. The tuner power dissipation was reduced by using a second-zero-IF dual conversion architecture that requires a lower ADC sampling frequency and resolution. A single PLL drives the RF and IF mixers of both signal paths, resulting in a smaller die area and lower power dissipation. Providing a digital baseband I/Q - utput allows the implementation of the channel decode IC in a standard digital CMOS process, reducing the overall receiver cost. SDARS tuner performance includes: 5dB noise figure, 55dB image rejection, -100dBm input sensitivity, +15dBm IIP3 at min gain, 40/60dB RF/IF AGC range, 200mA current consumption from a 3.3V supply in dual channel operation and 26mm2 die area.

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23-25 Jan. 2008