An E-band Compact Frequency Division Duplex Radio Front-end Based on Gap Waveguide Technology
Paper in proceedings, 2019

A compact module consisting of a novel integration of an antenna, a diplexer, and millimeter-wave active circuits for low latency wireless backhaul links working at E-band is presented in this paper. The proposed radio front-end module is built by four distinct layers which are vertically stacked with no electrical contact requirement between them based on gap waveguide technology. A 16×16 corporate-fed slot array antenna is successfully integrated× with a 5th order diplexer, as well as a transmitter (Tx) and a receiver (Rx) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) in one package with a novel architecture and a compact form. The integrated radio front-end is able to simultaneously send and receive data by using a frequency division duplex (FDD) transmission scheme at 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz bands. A wireless data transmission is successfully demonstrated showing a data rate of 6 Gbit/s using 64 quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) signal with a spectral efficiency of 4.4 bit/s/Hz. The proposed radio front-end provides the advantages of low loss, high efficiency, compact integration, and a simple mechanical assembly, which makes it a suitable solution for small cell backhaul links.

Integration

Slot array antenna

Electromagnetic band gap (EBG)

Gap waveguide

Frequency division duplex (FDD)

Millimeter-wave

Author

Abbas Vosoogh

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

M. S. Sorkherizi

Concordia University

Vessen Vassilev

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Ashraf Uz Zaman

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Zhongxia Simon He

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Jian Yang

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Ahmed Kishk

Concordia University

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019

8739553

13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019
Krakow, Poland,

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

Communication Systems

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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