Design Innovations in 5G mmWave FEMs and Phased Arrays

  • Webinar Date

    March 14, 2018

  • Webinar Time

    8am PT / 11am ET

Webinar Overview

Presented byBaljit Chandhoke, Product Line Manager, GLOBALFOUNDRIES RF Business Unit


5G is the new generation of radio systems and network architecture. It will deliver faster data rates, lower latency connectivity and higher bandwidths in the millimeter wave (mmWave) bands (28, 39, 60, 86 GHz, …) to support many different applications including: 5G handsets, wireless infrastructure, WiGig, ADAS, small cells and LEO/GEO broadband satellite communications.

5G will change front-end module (FEM) architecture, driving the integration of PAs, LNAs, switches and phase shifters. 5G mmWave provides excellent spatial selectivity/separation and when combined with massive MIMO operation, can deliver very high cell-edge data rates to individual users.

This webinar discusses 5G mmWave applications based on phased array systems, including:

  • Integrated mmWave FEMs and beamformers for 5G base stations and smartphones
  • Phased array front ends for internet broadband satellite ground and space applications
  • Radar and high-performance wireless applications

Technology choices enable optimization across these applications. Chip designers can leverage the collective benefits of RF-centric technology features, device stacking, an optimized BEOL and a high-resistivity substrate to develop differentiated products. This webinar explores how design/technology innovations like these can be used to optimize chips for 5G mmWave FEMs and phased arrays applications, with topics including:

  • Maximizing transmit output power, with Tx and Rx integration in integrated phased arrays for beamforming
  • EIRP, receiver sensitivity, available form factor and power budget, which determine the array size and beamforming architecture for a particular mmWave frequency
  • How performance, power (RF and DC) and integration dictate technology choice

Presenter Bio:

Baljit Chandhoke has over 15 years of experience in Product Line Management in customer facing roles, driving high-impact initiatives for global companies. He has extensive experience working with customers worldwide in defining new products, competitive positioning, driving design wins/revenue and go-to-market strategies for RF applications, wireless infrastructure, mobility (5G) and networking and consumer market segments. Baljit has authored multiple articles published in leading industry publications, YouTube videos and webinars.

Baljit is currently working as Product Line Manager for the GlobalFoundries portfolio of RF solutions. He is responsible for new product technology definition, product marketing, sales training and interfacing with customers globally to help them meet their design challenges. Prior to joining GlobalFoundries, Baljit worked in leadership positions at IDT, ON Semiconductor and Cypress Semiconductor. Baljit has an MBA from Arizona State University, an MS in Telecommunications from University of Colorado, Boulder and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India. He also completed a leadership program in Managing Teams for Innovation and Success from Stanford Graduate School of Business.