Gain Enhancement Techniques for mm-Wave On-Chip Antennas on Lossy CMOS Platforms
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
Online Publication Date2019-02-28
Print Publication Date2018-08
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/631788
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AbstractWith the advent of number of applications in the mm-wave bands, antenna sizes are becoming small enough to fit them on mm-scale Integrated Circuits (ICs), commonly known as microchips. Integration of antenna on a chip along with the driving circuits in the standard CMOS process can enable a true RF System-on-Chip (SoC) solution, however, Silicon used in CMOS is very lossy and has a high dielectric constant. This results in low gain and efficiency antennas which also suffer from surface waves issues at mm-wave frequencies. In this paper, we will present Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) surface to increase the gain/efficiency of the on-chip antenna realized in standard CMOS platforms. The gain and radiation efficiency of 1.7dBi and 42.52% are achieved respectively.
CitationShamim A, Zhang H (2018) Gain Enhancement Techniques for mm-Wave On-Chip Antennas on Lossy CMOS Platforms. 2018 18th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ANTEM.2018.8572936.
Journal2018 18th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM)
Conference/Event name18th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2018