Broadband twin tail fins antenna on HR SOI silicon substrate for 60 GHz applications

TitleBroadband twin tail fins antenna on HR SOI silicon substrate for 60 GHz applications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCalvez C, Coupez J, GalleĢ ande F, Person C, Pilard R, Gianesello F, Gloria D
Conference NameSilicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF), 2011 IEEE 11th Topical Meeting on
Date Publishedjan.
Keywordsalumina, alumina substrate, broadband antennas, broadband twin tail fins antenna, CMOS integrated circuits, frequency 60 GHz, HR SOI CMOS technology, HR SOI silicon substrate, integrated circuits, low noise amplifier, millimetre wave antennas, power amplifier, power amplifiers, radio front-end cost, SoC, suppress lossy matching networks, system on chip, system-on-chip
Abstract

This paper presents a broadband antenna on HR SOI CMOS technology for co-integration with power amplifier (PA) or low noise amplifier (LNA). In a System on Chip (SoC) approach, the co-design of the antenna and Integrated Circuits (ICs) on a same silicon substrate is a convenient solution to suppress lossy matching networks and to reduce the radio front-end cost. The proposed antenna presents a simulated gain greater than 5 dBi and a simulated |S11|dB below -10 dB over a 30 GHz frequency band [53-80 GHz]. This concept has been validated on Alumina substrate with a good agreement between measurement and simulation.

DOI10.1109/SIRF.2011.5719317