ECE Assistant Professor Armin Tajalli has started a new industry-funded research project to develop and implement a high-throughput 5G integrated transceiver circuit.

Used in smart devices and everyday objects, the 5G service market is estimated to be worth more than $400 billion in the next seven years. By working on system flexibility, programmability, through-put reach and linearity Tajalli and his team plan on implementing this system in advanced metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOS/FET) technology.

MOS/FET is where the voltage determines the conductivity of a device and is used for switching or amplifying signals and is common in digital and analog circuits. The project is working to develop cutting-edge integrated circuit design technologies and algorithms that will set up the next generation of 5G wireless integrated circuits.

“Collaborating with a leading industrial partner, and working on a very demanding real-world project, makes this project very exciting for our graduate and undergraduate students who want to continue their future career in this field,” Tajalli said.