imec - Miniaturized RF transceiver for implantable applications

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Student project: Miniaturized RF transceiver for implantable applications


Project Description

We will develop key components of the RF transceiver that with extremely small volume, in the order of few mm2 for implantable applications. In such design, many external components may need to be removed or integrated on-chip, e.g., battery, PMU, or even antenna.


Your Tasks

External components are indispensable components in wireless communication but limits the size reduction of the overall wireless module. Many applications, e.g., capsule endoscopy, need a complete integration for small-size RF transceiver, which cannot afford to employ any bulky external components (e.g., de-cap, filter, etc). To realize a miniaturized transceiver, a zero-BOM transceiver design will be investigated in this project.


  • Literature studies on state-of-the-art wireless transceiver.
  • Understanding both analog and digital/system design methodologies.
  • Architecture study and proposal.
  • Circuit implementation.
  • Layout and post-layout simulation.


Your Profile

  • You are a Msc/Bsc student in TU Delft.
  • You are available for a period of 12 months.
  • Good analytical skills (e. g. Mathematical skills).
  • Good CAD skills (e. g. MATLAB/Simulink/Spectre/ADS).
  • Knowledges of designing CMOS circuits.
  • Knowledges of RF systems.
  • Entitled to do an internship in the Netherlands.
  • Motivated student eager to work independently and expand knowledge in the field.      
  • Good written and verbal English skills.


For all inquiries, please contact:

Click on ‘apply’ to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting.


Please be advised that non-EU/EEA country students that are studying outside of the Netherlands, need to have a work-permit to be able to do an internship in the Netherlands.


Location: Eindhoven

Ms Najat Loiazizi, HR specialist

Telephone number: +31 (0)40 40 20 675


Apply now