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ZTE 2011 - ZTE Communications: Special Issue on Digtial Front-End and RF



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ZTE Communications: Special Issue on Digtial Front-End and RF

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Special issue on Digital Front-End and RF

ZTE Communications, International Journal

For more information: Contact with: Dr. Jun Fang via email:

With the rapid development and world-wide deployment of broadband wireless communication and digital broadcasting infrastructures, the use of digital processing technology in the front-end and radio frequency unit is explosively increased. Digital processing for front-end and RF covers a broad range of topics including digital pre-distortion (DPD), digital up conversion (DUC) and down conversion (DDC), DC-offset calibration, peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) or crest factor reduction (CFR), pulse/noise shaping, delay/gain/imbalance compensation and numerical controlled oscillator (NCO). These digital processing technologies offer a number of advantages in power efficiency, cost reduction, time-to-market and flexibility for software define radio so as to support multiple standards and multimode applications. Unlike baseband processing, front-end is tightly connected to radio frequency layer and hence imposes great limitations and difficulties on digital processing speed, memory, computational capability, power, size, data interfaces and bandwidths. This suggests that digital processing and circuit implementation of front-end are very challenging tasks and require the huge efforts of the related industry, research and regulatory authorities so as to bring the success.

This special issue aims to stimulate and guide the development of new and improved RF systems for wireless communication and digital broadcasting by providing a unique forum with highly quality and timely manner for scientists, engineers, broadcasters, manufacturers, software developers and other related professionals. Topics of interest of this special issue include (but are not limited to):

Signal Processing Techniques for Digital and Software RF
System and IC integration of Digital Front-End
Digital Pre-Distortion and Crest Factor Reduction
Digital?Up Conversion and Digital-Down Conversion
Analog to Digital Conversion and Digital to Analog Conversion
Digital Compensation and Calibration for Gain, Imbalance, Phase, Offset and Delay
Re-sampling/Sub-sampling Theory and Algorithms
Noise Shaping and Pulse Shaping
Numerical Controlled Oscillator and Digital Mixer
Single-Chip Solution for Digital Front-End Processing
Circuits, Software and Systems for Digital Front-End to Support Multiple Standards and Multiple Modes
Integration and Interface with Baseband Processing and Analog Front-End
Reconfigurable Multi-Core and Multiprocessor Solution for Cross-Layer Processing with Digital Front-End
Single-Chip Solution for Digital Front-End, Baseband and Media Processing
Computing Platform for Digital and Software RF (FPGA, SoC, ASIC, DSP, Vector/Adaptive Processors)
Programming Models and Environments for Digital and Software RF

Prospective authors should send the full manuscripts for consideration to the lead guest editor: Dr. Jun Fang via email: and the tentative timetable is as follows.

Manuscript Due: June 1 , 2011
First Round Review September 1, 2011
Tentative Publication Date December 1, 2011

Guest Editors:
Dr. Jun Fang, Research Institute of Tsinghua University, China
Dr. Fa-Long Luo, Element CXI, San Jose, USA
Prof. Mikko Valkama, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
Prof. S.O. Tatu, INRS, University of Quebec, Canada
Prof. Tom Wada, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

Last modified: 2011-02-23 14:25:23