An overview of semiconductor technologies and circuits for terahertz communication applications

Jae-Sung Rieh, Dong Hyun Kim

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An overview of the current status of the semiconductor device technologies and circuits for terahertz applications, especially for the broadband wireless communication systems, is provided in this work. Comparison between various semiconductor device technologies such as III-V HEMTs and HBTs, SiGe HBTs, and Si MOSFETs is presented and the current record performances of each technology are described. In addition, the best performing amplifiers, oscillators, and mixers as of today for possible terahertz communication system applications are presented and related issues are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Globecom Workshops, Gc Workshops 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event2009 IEEE Globecom Workshops, Gc Workshops 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 4


Other2009 IEEE Globecom Workshops, Gc Workshops 2009
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI



  • Broadband communication
  • High-speed integrated circuits
  • Semiconductor devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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