Antennas on Silicon for millimeterwave applications - Status and trends

TitleAntennas on Silicon for millimeterwave applications - Status and trends
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPerson C
Conference NameBipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), 2010 IEEE
Date Publishedoct.
Keywordsantennas on chip, automotive radars, imaging system, millimeterwave applications, millimetre wave antennas, millimetre wave frequency range, radiofrequency integrated circuits, RF microelectronic, system in package, system on chip, WLAN

We discuss in this paper about the recent development of Antennas on Chip (AoC), especially in the context of emerging applications in the millimetre wave frequency range, like WLAN @ 60Ghz, automotive radars (76-81GHz) as well as imaging system (94Ghz), ... Limitations due to the specific environment of such antennas integrated on Silicon are described and analysed first. Then, we focus on the different approaches which can be investigated for enhancing the performances of such highly integrated radiating modules, especially dedicated to future SiP (System in Package) and SoC (System on Chip) chips for RF microelectronic.