Wafer scale millimeter-wave integrated circuits based on epitaxial graphene in high data rate communication
Journal article, 2017

In recent years, the demand for high data rate wireless communications has increased dramatically, which requires larger bandwidth to sustain multi-user accessibility and quality of services. This can be achieved at millimeter wave frequencies. Graphene is a promising material for the development of millimeter-wave electronics because of its outstanding electron transport properties. Up to now, due to the lack of high quality material and process technology, the operating frequency of demonstrated circuits has been far below the potential of graphene. Here, we present monolithic integrated circuits based on epitaxial graphene operating at unprecedented high frequencies (80-100 GHz). The demonstrated circuits are capable of encoding/decoding of multi-gigabit-per-second information into/from the amplitude or phase of the carrier signal. The developed fabrication process is scalable to large wafer sizes.

Author

Omid Habibpour

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Zhongxia Simon He

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Wlodek Strupinski

Niklas Rorsman

Instytutu Technologii Materialow Elektronicznych w Warszawie

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Scientific Reports

2045-2322 (ISSN)

Vol. 7 41828- 41828

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1038/srep41828

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7/20/2018