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This paper presents a 60-GHz direct-conversion transceiver using 60-GHz quadrature oscillators. The 65-nm CMOS transceiver realizes IEEE802.15.3c full-rate wireless communication for all 16QAM/8PSK/QPSK/BPSK modes. The maximum data rates with an antenna built in the package are 8Gb/s in QPSK mode and 11Gb/s in 16QAM mode within a bit error rate (BER) of <; 10-3. The transmitter and the receiver consume 186mW and 106mW, respectively. Our next-generation transceiver also achieves 16Gb/s in 16QAM with 181mW for Tx and 138mW for Rx.