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A 90nm CMOS SoC UWB pulse radar for respiratory rate monitoring

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4 Author(s)
Zito, D. ; Univ. Coll. Cork, Cork, Ireland ; Pepe, D. ; Mincica, M. ; Zito, F.

UWB technology (3.1 to 10.6GHz) allows new applications for both data communication and sensing. Due to their potential in terms of resolution and extremely low level of EIRP spectral density (<; -41.3dBm/MHz), UWB radars are very attractive for a large set of civil and military sensing applications, as ground penetrating, surveillance, localization, intra-wall and through-wall detections and biomedical imaging. Moreover, with respect to continuous-wave (CW) radars, UWB radar transceivers present a lower circuit complexity since no frequency conversions are required, leading to lower power consumption (Pc) for longer battery autonomy.

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Solid-State Circuits Conference Digest of Technical Papers (ISSCC), 2011 IEEE International

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20-24 Feb. 2011