D-band Circuits and Systems Application in 55nm SiGe BiCMOS

While 5G wireless network is being currently deployed around the world, preliminary research activity has begun to look beyond 5G and conceptualize 6G standard. From analog and RF point of view, the need to address new frequency spectrum to increase achievable link capacity has its implication on the development of More-than-Moore mixed-signal RFIC technologies. This presentation reports the exploitation, in the framework of the Horizon 2020 DRAGON project, of the radio spectrum in D-band (130-174.8GHz), by relying on power efficient BiCMOS chipset for an active phased antenna array system (APAAS) with beam steering functionality.