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Available Analog and Digital Blocks and Designs

To support designs, IHP offers a wide range of blocks and designs for wireless & broadband solutions:


Wireless Communication
60 GHz RF frontend components
60 GHz integrated communication transceiver frontends
60 GHz 8-channel analog beamforming circuits

Radar Sensors
60 GHz radar frontend components
60 GHz integrated radar transceiver frontends
122 GHz radar frontend components and on-chip antennas
122 GHz integrated radar transceiver frontends

THz Sensors
245 GHz sensor frontend components and on-chip antennas
500 GHz sensor frontend components and on-chip antennas

Frequency Synthesizers
Programmable frequency dividers
6 – 30 GHz voltage-controlled oscillators
8 – 12 GHz delta-sigma fractional-N frequency synthesizer
60 GHz fractional-N frequency synthesizer with ramp generator 

Fiberoptical Communication
VCSEL drivers up to 40 Gbps
Mach-Zehnder-modulator (MZM) drivers up to 40 Gbaud
Transimpedance amplifiers (TIA) up to 64 Gbaud
TIAs and MZM drivers for monolithic silicon photonics integration

Mixed-Signal Components
Low-power calibration DACs and readout ADCs
High dynamic range transimpedance amplifiers for LiDAR applications
13 GS/s 6-bit DAC with 6 GHz bandwidth
16 GS/s 4-bit ADC with 6 GHz bandwidth
32 Gbaud 8-channel multiplexer

Impulse Radio UWB 
UWB RF frontend components between 6.0 and 8.5 GHz
UWB single-chip transceiver compliant to standard IEEE 802.15.4a
UWB RF transceiver chipset with localization capability


Crypto Cores

IP cores for flexible AES, ECC, MD5 and SHA-1crypto processors



Cardbus, GPIO, I2C slave, SPI master, SPI slave, VGA monitor, UART, 16-bit timer


Communication Cores

60 GHz MAC processor

60 GHz OFDM baseband processor

LDPC Co/Decoder

RS Co/Decoder

R-UWB (IEEE802.15.4a) baseband and front-end

Viterbi decoder


WLAN (IEEE 802.11a) baseband processor and MAC processor


Sensor Nodes

16-bit Crypto-microcontroller, also with 64K internal Flash (TNode)

32-bit Crypto-microcontroller (Trusted Sensor Node)

UWB Node



MAC protocol design & Gigabit WLAN systems

Wireless sensor networks and applications

Fault tolerant design for space and automotive

The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.