Ferrite LTCC-based antennas for tunable SoP applications

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561814
Title:
Ferrite LTCC-based antennas for tunable SoP applications
Authors:
Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 ) ; Bray, Joey R.; Hojjat, Nasrin; Roy, Langis
Abstract:
For the first time, ferrite low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) tunable antennas are presented. These antennas are frequency tuned by a variable magnetostatic field produced in a winding that is completely embedded inside the ferrite LTCC substrate. Embedded windings have reduced the typically required magnetic bias field for antenna tuning by over 95%. The fact that large electromagnets are not required for tuning makes ferrite LTCC with embedded bias windings an ideal platform for advanced tunable system-on-package applications. Measurements of rectangular microstrip patch antennas on a ferrite LTCC substrate display a maximum tuning range of 610 MHz near 12 GHz. Two different bias windings and their effect on the antenna performance are discussed, as is the effect of antenna orientation with respect to the bias winding. The antenna radiation patterns are measured under biased and unbiased conditions, showing a stable co-polarized linear gain. © 2011-2012 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology
Issue Date:
Jul-2011
DOI:
10.1109/TCPMT.2011.2143411
Type:
Article
ISSN:
21563950
Sponsors:
This work was supported in part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Recommended for publication by Associate Editor J. E. Schutt-Aine upon evaluation of reviewers' comments.
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Articles; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.contributor.authorBray, Joey R.en
dc.contributor.authorHojjat, Nasrinen
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Langisen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:31:31Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:31:31Zen
dc.date.issued2011-07en
dc.identifier.issn21563950en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/TCPMT.2011.2143411en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561814en
dc.description.abstractFor the first time, ferrite low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) tunable antennas are presented. These antennas are frequency tuned by a variable magnetostatic field produced in a winding that is completely embedded inside the ferrite LTCC substrate. Embedded windings have reduced the typically required magnetic bias field for antenna tuning by over 95%. The fact that large electromagnets are not required for tuning makes ferrite LTCC with embedded bias windings an ideal platform for advanced tunable system-on-package applications. Measurements of rectangular microstrip patch antennas on a ferrite LTCC substrate display a maximum tuning range of 610 MHz near 12 GHz. Two different bias windings and their effect on the antenna performance are discussed, as is the effect of antenna orientation with respect to the bias winding. The antenna radiation patterns are measured under biased and unbiased conditions, showing a stable co-polarized linear gain. © 2011-2012 IEEE.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported in part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Recommended for publication by Associate Editor J. E. Schutt-Aine upon evaluation of reviewers' comments.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.subjectEmbedded transformeren
dc.subjectferrite low temperature co-fired ceramicen
dc.subjectmagnetic propertiesen
dc.subjecttunable antennaen
dc.titleFerrite LTCC-based antennas for tunable SoP applicationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Laben
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technologyen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4, Canadaen
dc.contributor.institutionTenXc Wireless Inc., Ottawa, ON K2K 2X1, Canadaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electronics, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canadaen
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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