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RFIC is an abbreviation of Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit. Applications for RFICs include radar and communications, although the term RFIC might be applied to any integrated electrical circuit operating in a frequency range suitable for wireless transmission.

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, either by using MOSFETs or SiGe HBTs.

RFIC Related Research Conferences[edit]

RFIC is also used to refer to the annual RFIC Symposium, a 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
International Solid-State Circuits Conference isscc.org
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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