Joint Design and Co-integration of Antenna-IC Systems
Paper in proceedings, 2019

An overview of design challenges for beamforming active antenna arrays, which are needed to meet high-performance demands of future emerging applications, is presented. The critical role of antenna element mutual coupling on the receiving system sensitivity of array receivers, and effective radiated power of MIMO-type array transmitters is discussed. Trade-offs, common misconceptions, and practical examples are shown and discussed. Techniques towards strong integration between antennas and LNAs/PAs that blurs the geometrical boundaries between them are presented. This will cover mm-wave antenna design examples, where direct matching of active devices to their optimal source/load impedances eliminates the losses of 50-Ohm impedance matching networks. An antenna-integrated high-efficiency (Doherty) PA, operating at the sub-6 GHz band and utilizing active load modulation, will be taken as an on-antenna power combining example, including optimization aspects and over-the-air characterization.

amplifiers

Co-design

co-integration

antennas

Author

Marianna Ivashina

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019

8740146

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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