Due to overlapping frequency bands, IEEE 802.11a WLAN and Ultra Wide-Band systems potentially suffer from mutual interference problems. This paper proposes a method for inserting frequency notches into the IR-UWB power spectrum to ensure compatibility with WLAN systems. In contrast to conventional approaches where complicated waveform equations are used, the proposed method uses a dual-pulse frequency notching approach to achieve frequency suppression in selected bands. The proposed method offers a solution that is generically applicable to UWB pulse generators using different pulse waveforms. In addition the method can be easily implemented. A prototype UWB pulse generator designed using the proposed method has been fabricated in a standard 0.18 μm CMOS process for verification, and satisfactory results are found.
Proceedings of the 2012 Ieee International Conference on Ultra-wideband (icuwb), 2012, p. 36-40
2012 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, 2012