Digitally driven, switched transistors are more and more THE core elements to push many areas of electronics to a new, higher level of development and thus make them future-proof. Fast and efficient switching enables the connection of power to high-frequency electronics (power meets RF). It provides more efficient power management capabilities and maximum flexibility as well as compactness for the infrastructure of future mobile communications from sub-6 to 300 GHz (5G/6G). The target is the complete digitization of the components.
This paradigm shift significantly conserves resources and reduces CO2 emissions. Features that decisively advance the global project of green communication technology. Quantifying the energy saving potential of digitized transceivers for 5G networks below 6 GHz and making our unique measurement environment available to external customers has been pursued since mid-2022 in a sub-project (TP3, Hub2) of the BMBF project GreenICT @ FMD.
Especially this promising topic of energy consumption drives us and is our motivation with which we work on digital transmitters as a core topic for various fields in the Digital PA Lab.
Our topics focus on different applications from 100 MHz ... 300 GHz. In all cases, highly efficient high speed switching is required as a difference maker to push performances.