A 24 GHz CMOS oscillator transmitter with an inkjet printed on-chip antenna

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621296
Title:
A 24 GHz CMOS oscillator transmitter with an inkjet printed on-chip antenna
Authors:
Ghaffar, Farhan A. ( 0000-0002-4996-6290 ) ; Yang, Shuai; Cheema, Hammad M.; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
CMOS based RF circuits have demonstrated efficient performance over the decades. However, one bottle neck with this technology is its lossy nature for passive components such as inductors, antennas etc. Due to this drawback, passives are either implemented off chip or the designers work with the inefficient passives. This problem can be alleviated by using inkjet printing as a post process on CMOS chip. In this work, we demonstrate inkjet printing of a patterned polymer (SU8) layer on a 24 GHz oscillator chip to isolate the lossy Si substrate from the passives which are inkjet printed on top of the SU8 layer. As a proof of concept, a monopole antenna is printed on top of the SU8 layer integrating it with the oscillator through the exposed RF pads to realize an oscillator transmitter. The proposed hybrid fabrication technique can be extended to multiple dielectric and conductive printed layers to demonstrate complete RF systems on CMOS chips which are efficient, cost-effective and above all small in size. © 2016 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Ghaffar FA, Yang S, Cheema HM, Shamim A (2016) A 24 GHz CMOS oscillator transmitter with an inkjet printed on-chip antenna. 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540081.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
Conference/Event name:
2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016
Issue Date:
15-Aug-2016
DOI:
10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540081
Type:
Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
dc.contributor.authorYang, Shuaien
dc.contributor.authorCheema, Hammad M.en
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T06:57:05Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T06:57:05Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-15en
dc.identifier.citationGhaffar FA, Yang S, Cheema HM, Shamim A (2016) A 24 GHz CMOS oscillator transmitter with an inkjet printed on-chip antenna. 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540081.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540081en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621296-
dc.description.abstractCMOS based RF circuits have demonstrated efficient performance over the decades. However, one bottle neck with this technology is its lossy nature for passive components such as inductors, antennas etc. Due to this drawback, passives are either implemented off chip or the designers work with the inefficient passives. This problem can be alleviated by using inkjet printing as a post process on CMOS chip. In this work, we demonstrate inkjet printing of a patterned polymer (SU8) layer on a 24 GHz oscillator chip to isolate the lossy Si substrate from the passives which are inkjet printed on top of the SU8 layer. As a proof of concept, a monopole antenna is printed on top of the SU8 layer integrating it with the oscillator through the exposed RF pads to realize an oscillator transmitter. The proposed hybrid fabrication technique can be extended to multiple dielectric and conductive printed layers to demonstrate complete RF systems on CMOS chips which are efficient, cost-effective and above all small in size. © 2016 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.subjectinkjet printingen
dc.subjectmonopole antennaen
dc.subjecton-chip antennaen
dc.subjectOscillatoren
dc.subjectsystem-on-chipen
dc.titleA 24 GHz CMOS oscillator transmitter with an inkjet printed on-chip antennaen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journal2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)en
dc.conference.date22 May 2016 through 27 May 2016en
dc.conference.name2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016en
dc.contributor.institutionNUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (NUST-SEECS), Islamabad, Pakistanen
kaust.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
kaust.authorYang, Shuaien
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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