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10-Gbit/s BPSK Modulator and Demodulator for a 120-GHz-Band Wireless Link

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5 Author(s)
Takahashi, H. ; Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) Microsyst. Integration Labs., NTT Corp., Atsugi, Japan ; Kosugi, T. ; Hirata, Akihiko ; Murata, K.
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This paper presents 10-Gbit/s binary phase-shift keying modulator and demodulator modules for a 120-GHz-band millimeter-wave wireless link. To reduce system complexity, we selected differentially coherent detection for the demodulator and designed the modulator and demodulator without IF circuits. The direct-conversion modulator consists of a 180° hybrid coupler, gain-control amplifiers, and a Wilkinson combiner. The demodulator has a 100-ps delay line made with coplanar waveguides and a variable phase shifter. The modulator and demodulator were fabricated with 0.1-μm-gate HEMTs lattice-matched to an InP substrate. A test element of the modulator exhibited a static vector error magnitude of 5%. We also mounted the modulator and demodulator in WR-8 waveguide modules and evaluated the characteristics of 10-Gbit/s data transmission. The bit-error rate for 10-Gbit/s pseudorandom binary sequence 27-1 data is 10-12 at a received power of -39 dBm.

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:59 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

May 2011

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