Microwave Integrated Circuit and Antenna (MICANT) Laboratory aims to nurture human resources who can take pivotal roles in the present and future RF and microwave industry, based on outstanding research accomplishments. The wide bandwidth and high speed is in inevitable trend in modern communication systems which require state-of-art technologies of high-frequency circuit, antenna, and system engineering. In addition, those systems request miniaturization, low power, and low costs. Therefore, we basically study electromagnetic theories, microwave circuit design, antenna design, and system optimization. We also skillfully adopt various simulation tools and measurement equipments of the high-frequency circuit, antenna, and system.
The research interests are classified into RFICs, antennas, and systems. The Si CMOS or SiGe BiCMOS technology is generally used to design RF transceivers including the LNA, mixer, VCO, PLL, frequency synthesizer, active low pass filter, VGA, PA, DA, and so on. The fabricated IC is measured to demonstrate performances and compare them with simulations. In addition, this group designs ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas, wideband/multiband antennas, reconfigurable antennas using switching devices, MIMO antennas, and so on. We also investigate RF/Microwave/Millimeter-wave transceiver systems, modeling high-frequency passive and active devices, hybrid ICs, EMI/EMC. There are many on-going projects applicable for mobile communication handsets, optical communication systems, UWB systems, phased-array antenna systems, space/satellite communication systems, and radars of automotive/lifesaving /motion detection/bio signal detection.