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RF Communication Circuits

A few years ago, the world of wireless communications and its applications started to grow rapidly. The main cause for this event was the introduction of digital coding and digital signal processing in wireless communications. This digital revolution is driven by the development of high-performance, low-cost, CMOS technologies that allow for the integration of an enormous numbers of digital functions on a single die. This allows, in turn, for the use of sophisticated modulation schemes, complex demodulation algorithms, and high-quality error detection and correction systems, resulting in high-performance lossless communication channels.