Gain Enhancement Techniques for mm-Wave On-Chip Antennas on Lossy CMOS Platforms

Atif Shamim, Haoran Zhang

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Abstract

With 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 18th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781538613382
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2019

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