Special Issue on UWB Transceivers and Systems

OJ-SSCS Special Issue on UWB Transceivers and Systems

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology is an emerging wireless technology that has garnered significant attention and interest in recent years due to its unique advantages and potential applications in various applications, including automotive, smart industry, smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), and biomedical, etc. Thanks to its wide bandwidth, the UWB technology allows for ultra-fast data transfer rates, making it suitable for applications requiring large data transfers, such as high-definition video or audio streaming, virtual reality/augmented reality (AR/VR), high-bandwidth neural sensing for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Moreover, it can provide accurate ranging and localization capabilities, opening up possibilities for accurate indoor positioning systems, asset tracking, and other location-based services. Furthermore, it is also capable of radar sensing which finds application in indoor/in-vehicle people sensing and vital signs monitoring. With its own strengths, the UWB technology is evolving steadily for next-generation connectivity applications, in addition to the efforts on standardization, e. g., IEEE 802.15.4a/z.

This special issue primarily focuses on the evolution of UWB transceiver designs from the perspective of circuits and systems. It aims to target circuit and system designs to comply with standard/spectrum regulations, support ranging/localization, radar sensing, and maximize energy efficiency through novel modulation schemes. Original research contributions describing new integrated circuits and systems are desired, also in-depth and comprehensive review articles are welcomed.

Authors are invited to submit papers following the IEEE Open Journal of the Solid-State Circuits Society (OJ-SSCS) guidelines, within the remit of this Special Section call. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • UWB transceiver IC and systems aiming to be compliant with communication standards (e.g., IEEE 802.15.4a/z) or spectral regulations
  • UWB transceiver IC and systems for energy-efficient or high-speed wireless communications
  • UWB transceiver IC and systems for ranging or localization
  • UWB transceiver IC and systems for radar sensing or imaging
  • UWB transceiver IC and systems for biomedical or implantable applications, e.g., BCIs
  • Wideband integrated circuits, e.g., LNA, oscillators, analog filters, etc

Submission Guidelines: All submitted manuscripts are strongly encouraged to

  1. conform to OJ-SSCS’ normal formatting requirements and page count limits;
  2. validate principal claims with experimental results;
  3. be submitted online at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/oj-sscs

Please note that you need to select “UWB Transceivers and Systems” when you submit a paper to this Special Issue.


Special Section Open for Submissions: May 1, 2024
Paper Submission Deadline: July 24, 2024
First Notification: August 26, 2024
Revision Submission: September 25, 2024
Final Decision: October 15, 2024
Publication Online: November 8, 2024

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