Tehrahertz CMOS design for low-power and high-speed wireless communication

Minoru Fujishima, Shuhei Amakawa, Kyoya Takano, Kosuke Katayama, Takeshi Yoshida

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There have recently been more and more reports on CMOS integrated circuits operating at terahertz (≥ 0:1 THz) frequencies. However, design environments and techniques are not as well established as for RF CMOS circuits. This paper reviews recent progress made by the authors in terahertz CMOS design for low-power and high-speed wireless communication, including device characterization and modeling techniques. Low-power high-speed wireless data transfer at 11 Gb/s and 19 pJ/bit and a 7-pJ/bit ultra-low-power transceiver chipset are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1104
Number of pages14
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • CMOS
  • High-frequency circuit design
  • Millimeter wave
  • Terahertz

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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