A PAM-4 Link for High Data Rate PMF Communication
Paper in proceeding, 2022

In this work a high speed PAM-4 link for polymer microwave fiber (PMF) communication at D-band (110-170GHz) is presented using a commercial 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS process. Link measurements are performed over a one meter long foam-cladded PMF which verifies that the link can support data rates up to 30 Gbps with a bit error rate (BER) of 3 * 10-8. The transmitter is RF-DAC based including and LO multiplier and a six stage amplifier. The receiver consist of an LNA and a power detector (PD). The DC power consumption is 143 mW for the transmitter and 126 mW for the receiver.




High data rate



Frida Strömbeck

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC

Vol. 022-November 55-57
9784902339567 (ISBN)

2022 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
Yokohama, Japan,


European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/824962), 2019-01-01 -- 2022-03-31.

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