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RFIC is an abbreviation for Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit. The frequency range of Radio Frequency (RF) is debatable, but normally falls between 300 MHz to 30 GHz. In the electronics industry, RFIC is a generic term used for integrated circuits designed for wireless communication.

There is considerable interest in RFIC research due to the cost benefit of shifting as much of the wireless transceiver as possible to a single technology, which in turn would allow for a system on chip solution as opposed to the more common system on package.[1] This interest is bolstered by the pervasiveness of wireless capabilities in electronics. Current research focuses on integrating the RF power amplifier (PA) with CMOS technology.

RF power amplifiers are commonly fabricated in GaAs due to benefits in current density, with SiGe and CMOS itself being the current focus in PA research.

RFIC Related Research Conferences[edit]

RFIC can also be used to refer to the RFIC Symposium, an annual research conference held as part of Microwave Week, which is headlined by the International Microwave Symposium. Other peer-reviewed research conferences are listed in the table below.

RFIC Related Research Conferences Websites for Conferences
RFIC Symposium rfic-ieee.org
International Microwave Symposium ims2015.org
Radio Wireless Week radiowirelessweek.org
Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting ieee-bctm.org
International Symposium on Circuits and Systems iscas2014.org

Publications Featuring RFIC Research[edit]

IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques


  1. ^ "IEEE Xplore Search". IEEE. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

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