Integrated wideband dipole antenna for pulse beam-formability by using 0.18-μm CMOS technology

Nguyen Ngoc Mai Khanh, Masahiro Saski, Kunihiro Asada

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A wideband on-chip dipole antenna for fully integrated pulse beam-forming purpose has been designed and fabricated. The antenna element in meandering shape is located in the top metal of a 1.8-V 5-metal-layer 0.18-μm CMOS chip. The antenna's bandwidth from S-parameter measurement is 4.4 GHz with operating frequency range from 7.4 GHz to 11.8 GHz. A CMOS integrated pulse generator with possibility of pulse delay adjustment is included to the antenna's terminals. The minimum delay resolution is 2.3 ps in post-layout simulation. The 1.1-mV peak-peak (p-p) received pulse voltage at 10-GHz resonant frequency is achieved by using a 20-dB standard horn antenna with 38-mm distance to the chip.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2010 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2010 Dec 72010 Dec 10

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC


Conference2010 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2010


  • CMOS
  • On-chip antenna
  • VLSI
  • beam-forming
  • dipole
  • integrated circuit
  • wideband

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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