Special Issue "Tunable RF Front-End Circuits for 5G and Beyond: Design, Challenges and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 9208
Interests: substrate integrated waveguide based components (filters, diplexers etc); stepped impedance resonator (SIR) filters and multipexers; printed antennas; MIMO antennas; dielectric resonator antennas; filter-antenna subsystem; wearable and implantable antennas
Interests: reconfigurable/tuneable antennas; MIMO antenna designs for wireless communication systems; UWB antenna with fixed and tuneable notch; beam steering antenna; harmonics rejection antenna techniques; balanced and unbalanced antenna; mm-wave antenna array for 5G; Dielectric Resonators (DR) antennas; high Q RF MEMS bandpass filter design for mobile handset and wireless communication applications; power amplifier designs
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We will soon witness substantial growth in the development of 5G and beyond in the fields of autonomous and intelligent systems, Internet of Things (IoT), healthcare, and many more. Such systems require robust and high-performance front-end circuits for seamless operation, which require large communication bandwidth. However, increasing bands in the limited spectrum is not enough to support the required operating bandwidth. Consequently, in these systems, multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) and carrier aggregation technologies are applied to get more data throughput out of the crowded RF spectrum. With the deployment of such technologies, the overall size, complexity, and cost of the system increases. Moreover, multiple sets of RF front-end components are required for each individual band. However, this makes the whole RF chain more complicated, expensive, and larger.
To reduce the system complexity, cost, and size, tunable RF front-end circuits have drawn much attention. Therefore, the main objective of this Special Issue is to seek high-quality submissions that highlight the design, challenges, and applications of the tunable RF front-end circuits for 5G and beyond. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Microwave/mm-wave diplexers
- Microwave/mm-wave filters
- Antennas and propagation
- Substrate integrated waveguides
- Dielectric resonator antennas
- RF transceivers
- Antennas and propagation
- Phased array and beamforming
- Power amplifiers
- Power dividers
Dr. Amjad Iqbal
Prof. Dr. Issa Tamer Elfergani
Dr. Ismail Ben Mabrouk
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- MIMO antennas
- mm-wave antennas
- filters and diplexers
- 5G and beyond
- power amplifiers
- power dividers