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Summary form only given. Paralleling other trends in microelectronics, it has been the goal of many researchers in recent years to integrate almost all the RF, IF, and key baseband building blocks on to a single-chip radio. These highly integrated wireless transceiver ICs are now being reported for cellular, cordless, and LAN applications. This panel will address the question: Is the integration worth it? Integrated transceivers devote considerable die area to on-chip inductors and capacitors.