Senior Director, EHS and Sustainability SEMI, CO, United States
Non-availability of spectrum in the sub 8GHz range and need for ever-increasing data rate forced exploration of available frequency bands beyond 8GHz with particular focus on large swath of contiguous available bands. The emergence of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) connectivity based on mmwave 5G (FR2: 24-52GHz) generated huge interest in the entire telecommunication ecosystem. While mmwave allows huge bandwidth of channels to enable enhanced broadband, it also poses a lot of technical challenges in terms of coverage, generation of efficient transmitted power particularly in the uplink, and long-term reliability of the hardware system. In future, carrier frequencies will go even higher to > 100GHz particularly D-band (120-160GHz) for both communication and sensing. I’d like to initiate discussion on how Silicon technologies based on differentiated partially and fully depleted SOI (PDSOI & FDSOI) and SiGe technologies can address the above challenges by enabling a highly efficient and integrated radio without compromising on the mmwave performance and reliability.