Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago
Have you ever wondered which technology enables a secure and hands-free access to your car based on your location? Have you ever wondered whether you could build your own high speed communication link between two close-by (meter range) devices without depending on WiFi or Internet? The UWB technology enabling these exotic applications has operating frequency ranging 3.1-to-10.6GHz according to FCC. One of the main challenges to operate in this frequency range is to withstand other blockers that also operate in this frequency range such as WiFi, 5G, etc.
When it comes to withstanding to the blockers, mixer-first receivers offer significant advantages compared to for example, LNA-first receivers. Few of them include: the possibility to filter blockers strongly before they compress any active circuits, ease of tuning the center frequency of these filters, low power architectures, etc. Nevertheless, these advantages of mixer-first receivers still need to be explored for UWB applications. Note that most of the existing mixer-first receivers are designed for much lower IF bandwidth (~20MHz) compared to the IF bandwidth of a UWB channel (250MHz).
You will be part of the team specialized in RF and analog circuits and system focusing on UWB applications. You will have the opportunity to not only utilize your previous knowledge but also learn from the interaction with the colleagues from the diverse background. Furthermore, the internship at imec provides an experience that is a blend of industry and academia, which prepares you well for the future.
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