The wireless communication industry is at the verge of an exciting transformation; a shift from broadcast-mode to directed-beam communication in the form of large-scale mm-wave phased arrays. In order to enable mass deployment of phased array systems, every layer of our future networks must undergo a transformation. This workshop discusses the challenges associated with the design and architecture of mm-wave phased array systems up to and beyond W-band. The impact of technology, circuit topology and chipset architecture on the overall system is examined alongside state-of-the-art reported communication platforms. Furthermore, packaging, calibration and cost reductions techniques are also explored. Finally several examples of optical communication ASICs are also presented which will form the backbone of our wireless networks.
Dr. Shahramian has been the recipient of Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto Fellowship and the best paper award at the CSICS Symposium in 2005, 2015 and RFIC Symposium in 2015. He also holds an adjunct associate professor position at Columbia University, has received several teaching awards and is the founder and host of The Signal Path educational video series.