Date Added: Mar 2012
Graphene-enabled wireless communications set the Terahertz Band as the frequency band of operation of future nano-devices (0.1-10 THz). Amongst others, femto-second-long pulse-based modulation schemes have been recently proposed to enable the communication among nano-devices. Within this context, a receiver architecture suitable for nano-devices must be ultra compact, must have high sensitivity and must be ultralow power. Unfortunately, common receiver architectures used in other communication schemes, such as IR-UWB, show a strong compromise between low complexity and performance. In this paper, a novel receiver architecture for pulse-based communication based on a Continuous-Time Moving Average (CTMA) symbol detection scheme is presented.