Design of silicon-based fractal antennas

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562414
Title:
Design of silicon-based fractal antennas
Authors:
Ghaffar, Farhan A. ( 0000-0002-4996-6290 ) ; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
This article presents Sierpinski carpet fractal antennas implemented in conventional low resistivity (Ï =10 Ω cm) as well as high resistivity (Ï =1500 Ω cm) silicon mediums. The fractal antenna is 36% smaller as compared with a typical patch antenna at 24 GHz and provides 13% bandwidth on high resistivity silicon, suitable for high data rate applications. For the first time, an on-chip fractal antenna array is demonstrated in this work which provides double the gain of a single fractal element as well as enhanced bandwidth. A custom test fixture is utilized to measure the radiation pattern and gain of these probe-fed antennas. In addition to gain and impedance characterization, measurements have also been made to study intrachip communication through these antennas. The comparison between the low resistivity and high resistivity antennas indicate that the former is not a suitable medium for array implementation and is only suitable for short range communication whereas the latter is appropriate for short and medium range wireless communication. The design is well-suited for compact, high data rate System-on-Chip (SoC) applications as well as for intrachip communication such as wireless global clock distribution in synchronous systems. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microwave Opt Technol Lett 55:180-186, 2013; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com. DOI 10.1002/mop.27245 Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Microwave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue Date:
20-Nov-2012
DOI:
10.1002/mop.27245
Type:
Article
ISSN:
08952477
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T10:37:20Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T10:37:20Zen
dc.date.issued2012-11-20en
dc.identifier.issn08952477en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/mop.27245en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562414en
dc.description.abstractThis article presents Sierpinski carpet fractal antennas implemented in conventional low resistivity (Ï =10 Ω cm) as well as high resistivity (Ï =1500 Ω cm) silicon mediums. The fractal antenna is 36% smaller as compared with a typical patch antenna at 24 GHz and provides 13% bandwidth on high resistivity silicon, suitable for high data rate applications. For the first time, an on-chip fractal antenna array is demonstrated in this work which provides double the gain of a single fractal element as well as enhanced bandwidth. A custom test fixture is utilized to measure the radiation pattern and gain of these probe-fed antennas. In addition to gain and impedance characterization, measurements have also been made to study intrachip communication through these antennas. The comparison between the low resistivity and high resistivity antennas indicate that the former is not a suitable medium for array implementation and is only suitable for short range communication whereas the latter is appropriate for short and medium range wireless communication. The design is well-suited for compact, high data rate System-on-Chip (SoC) applications as well as for intrachip communication such as wireless global clock distribution in synchronous systems. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Microwave Opt Technol Lett 55:180-186, 2013; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com. DOI 10.1002/mop.27245 Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectfractal antennaen
dc.subjecton-chip antennaen
dc.subjectsystem on chip (SoC)en
dc.subjectwireless interconnectsen
dc.titleDesign of silicon-based fractal antennasen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Laben
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Programen
dc.identifier.journalMicrowave and Optical Technology Lettersen
kaust.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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