Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 30982
Demonstration of a Low-Cost Monocycle Pulse for UWB Radio Transceiver

Authors: Richard Thai-Singama, Jean-Pierre Belin, Frédéric Du Burck, Marc Piette


This paper presents a simple and original method for the generation of short monocycle pulses based on the transient response of a passive band-pass filter. The recorded sub-nanosecond pulses show a good symmetry and a small ringing (13 % of the peak amplitude). Their spectral density covers the range 3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz. The possibility to adapt the pulse spectral density to the indoor FCC frequency mask is demonstrated with a prototype working at a reduced frequency (FCC/1000). A detection technique is proposed.

Keywords: uwb, transient, impulse, Monocycle

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 1549


[1] FCC 02-48A1, "First Carry forward and Order: Revision of part 15 of the commission's rules regarding UWB transmission systems," Federal Communications Commission, Feb 2002.
[2] X. Chen and S. Kiaei, "Monocycle shapes for ultra wideband system," IEEE Proc. of Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 1, 2002, pp. 597-600.
[3] A. Azakkour, M. Regis, F. Pourchet, G. Alquie, "A new integrated monocycle generator and transmitter for ultra-wideband (UWB) communications," IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symp., 12-14 June 2005, Long Beach, CA, USA.
[4] J. Dederer, A. Trasser and H. Schumacher, "A SiGe Monocycle Impulse Generator for Impulse Radio Ultra-Wideband Applications," German Microwave Conf., 28-30 March, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2006.
[5] NB6L16 (Onsemiconductor) Multi-level Input to Differential LVECL Clock or Data Translator/Receiver/Driver Buffer
[6] R. Thai-Singama, J.-P. Belin, F. Du Burck, M. Piette, "Low-cost Architecture for a Short Monocycle Generation and Detection, Application to UWB Transmissions," in Proc. URSI Forum 2010, Brussels, Belgium, 2010, pp.40-42.