A 77GHz monolithic IMPATT transmitter in standard CMOS technology

Talal Al-Attar*, Arjang Hassibi, Thomas H. Lee

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In this paper, a fully integrated transmitter at 77GHz is presented in a 0.18μm standard CMOS technology. The system consists of a lateral IMPATT diode and a microstrip patch antenna. The antenna impedance seen by the IMPATT diode is optimized using the high frequency electromagnetic (EM) field solver, Sonnet, which is matched to the measured impedance of the diode. The transmitted power had an offset frequency of -0.13% from the simulation results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 17 2005


Other2005 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA


  • CMOS
  • IMPATT diode
  • Microstrip patch antenna
  • Sonnet
  • Stub
  • Vector network analyzer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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