To avoid the uses of multiple RF chain associated with the multiple antennas, RF switch is most essential component. Multiple antennas systems are used to replace traditional single antennas circuitry in the radio transceiver system in order to improve the transmission capability and reliability. The desired switching system must have low cost and simple structure, yet still can capture all the advantage of Multiple Inputs Multiple Output (MIMO) systems. In this paper, we have proposed a Double Pole Four Throw (DP4T) RF switch using Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology with inverter property. This switch is low in cost, and capable of selecting data streams to or from the two antennas for transmitting or receiving processes, respectively.
Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN), 2009 Fifth IEEE Conference on; 01/2010