Tumay Kanar manages the mm-wave IC design team and oversees the business development for mmwave 5G products at Renesas Electronics. His fields of expertise are in millimeter-wave IC and system design for beamforming technologies for 5G infrastructure and Satcom applications. He holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of California at San Diego and has more than 20 patents in advanced IC and system design techniques for beamformer front-ends.
The latest advancements in lower-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation technology demonstrates a promising path for a high speed and low latency connectivity across the globe. Long-term success of these constellations heavily depends on large scale commercial availability of ground terminals. Average cost of a conventional phased array panel will need to scale down by a few orders of magnitude and it will require a completely new approach on system implementation. This target can only be achieved by much higher integration both at the system and RF front-end level. Silicon content in RF front-end will increase significantly and become a key enabler for highly integrated systems.
This talk will outline the advanced practices and techniques on the system level and address the key integrated circuit technologies for silicon-based phased array RF front-ends by demonstrating how integration in silicon enables low-cost implementation for commercially available ground terminals for next generation satcom networks.