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Near-Field MIMO Communication Links

Phang, Sendy; Ivrlac, Michel T.; Gradoni, Gabriele; Creagh, Stephen C.; Tanner, Gregor; Nossek, Josef A.


Michel T. Ivrlac

Gabriele Gradoni

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Josef A. Nossek


© 2004-2012 IEEE. A procedure to achieve near-field multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communication with equally strong channels is demonstrated in this paper. This has applications in near-field wireless communications, such as Chip-to-Chip (C2C) communication or wireless links between printed circuit boards. Designing the architecture of these wireless C2C networks is, however, based on standard engineering design tools. To attain this goal, a network optimization procedure is proposed, which introduces decoupling and matching networks. As a demonstration, this optimization procedure is applied to a 2-by-2 MIMO with dipole antennas. The potential benefits and design trade-offs are discussed for implementation of wireless radio-frequency interconnects in chip-to-chip or device-to-device communication such as in an Internet-of-Things scenario.


Phang, S., Ivrlac, M. T., Gradoni, G., Creagh, S. C., Tanner, G., & Nossek, J. A. (2018). Near-Field MIMO Communication Links. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 65(9), 3027-3036.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 18, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 12, 2018
Publication Date Sep 1, 2018
Deposit Date Mar 2, 2018
Publicly Available Date Mar 2, 2018
Journal IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers
Print ISSN 1549-8328
Electronic ISSN 1558-0806
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 65
Issue 9
Pages 3027-3036
Keywords Impedance matching, antenna arrays, MIMO, device-to-device communication, mutual coupling, near field communication
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