5.2 GHz differential LTCC antenna and balun for biomedical System in Package (SiP) application

A. Shamim*, G. Brzezina, M. Arsalan, L. Roy

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Abstract

This paper presents the design of a differential integrated LTCC antenna and balun for biomedical System in Package (SiP) application. A simple integrated LTCC balun design for testing 5.2 GHz differential antennas is described. Balun dimensions of 9.5 mm × 10 mm at 5.2 GHz are among the smallest reported so far. A rectangular loop antenna integrated with the balun displays good return loss and radiation pattern. It is shown that the antenna gain can be increased by 8.6 dB by employing an experimental ferrite LTCC tape as a superstrate to the regular LTCC substrate. Finally, a parametric study is performed which investigates the effects of ferrite superstrate material properties on the antenna gain. The antenna demonstrates in simulation, strong potential for integration into low power, low cost and short range wireless biomedical sensor systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology
Subtitle of host publicationSmall and Smart Antennas Metamaterials and Applications, iWAT 2007
Pages443-446
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small and Smart Antennas Metamaterials and Applications, iWAT 2007 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 21 2007Mar 23 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small and Smart Antennas Metamaterials and Applications, iWAT 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period03/21/0703/23/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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