Small size 60 GHz CMOS Antenna-on-Chip: Gain and efficiency enhancement using asymmetric Artificial Magnetic Conductor

Adel Barakat, Ahmed Allam, Hala Elsadek, Haruichi Kanaya, Ramesh Pokharel

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Abstract

This paper presents a small size 60 GHz Antenna-on-Chip (AoC) designed and fabricated using 0.18 um TSMC Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) process. AoC performance is enhanced using asymmetric Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC). The AoC area including the AMC is 1715 um by 710 um. As AMC shields AoC from the lossy CMOS substrate, simulated gain of -0.25 dBi is achieved at 60 GHz for design rule compatible circular AoC with 12.8 dB front-to-back ratio (FBR) due to removal of AMC cells below the AoC. Measurements agree well with simulation results and confirm operation at the 60 GHz band with a peak measured gain of -3 dBi at 64 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2014
Subtitle of host publicationConnecting the Future, EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMC 2014: 44th European Microwave Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages104-107
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870354
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2014
Event2014 44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Oct 6 2014Oct 9 2014

Publication series

NameEuropean Microwave Week 2014: Connecting the Future, EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMC 2014: 44th European Microwave Conference

Other

Other2014 44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period10/6/1410/9/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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