A D-band packaged antenna on low temperature co-fired ceramics for wire-bond connection with an indium phosphide power meter
Paper in proceedings, 2013

A D-band packaged grid array antenna (GAA) on Ferro A6M low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC, εr = 5.74, tanδ = 0.0023 @ 145 GHz) is presented. It is designed for wire-bond connection with an indium phosphide (InP) power meter as a demonstration of a D-band packaged radio. Dimensions of the GAA (x, y, z) = (12, 12, 0.5) mm3. Simulated by Ansoft HFSS, the antenna's impedance bandwidth is 139 - 149.3 GHz, maximum gain of 20.9 dBi @ 147.8 GHz with 3-dB gain bandwidth 139.5 - 150.8 GHz, vertical beams of 10° beamwidth in the broadside are detected 139 - 151 GHz on both E- and H-planes. The 25 um diameter co-planar bonding wires that bridge the InP chip and LTCC antenna substrate over a 250 um separation are studied, showing acceptable insertion loss and limited bandwidth. © 2013 Antenna Society of the Chinese Institute of Electronics.

Author

Bing Zhang

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Li Wei

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

ISAP 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation

637-640

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

ISBN

978-756414279-7

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Created

10/7/2017