A60-GHz double-Y balun-fed on-chip Vivaldi antenna with improved gain

Anwer S.Abd El-Hameed, Adel Barakat, Adel B. Abdel-Rahman, Ahmed Allam, Ramesh Pokharel

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Abstract

A60-GHz double-Y balun-fed exponential tapered slot Vivaldi antenna-on-chip (AOC) is designed using standard 0.18μm six metal-layer CMOS technology. A double-Y balun feeding structure is used to make transition from coplanar to slot line. Three methods are developed for improving antenna radiation properties. First, an impeding longitudinal rectangular slits on the backed edge of the Vivaldi antenna are used to enhance the gain. Second, loading circular metal-strips are used as additional director into the slot area of Vivaldi antenna on M6. Finally, a planar arc reflector is used to inhibit the back lobe, contributing to the enhancement of gain and efficiency. The overall antenna size is very compact and equal to 700um × 940μm. The influence of the antenna position on the radiation properties is also studied. The proposed antenna offers a simulated peak gain and a radiation efficiency of-1.9 dBi and 24%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 27th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages307-310
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467387590
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2016
Event27th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2015 - Casablanca, Morocco
Duration: Dec 20 2015Dec 23 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM
Volume2016-March

Other

Other27th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2015
CountryMorocco
CityCasablanca
Period12/20/1512/23/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    El-Hameed, A. S. A., Barakat, A., Abdel-Rahman, A. B., Allam, A., & Pokharel, R. (2016). A60-GHz double-Y balun-fed on-chip Vivaldi antenna with improved gain. In 2015 27th International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM 2015 (pp. 307-310). [7438050] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM; Vol. 2016-March). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICM.2015.7438050