A 60-GHz CMOS RF sub-harmonic RF transceiver front-end with integrated artificial-magnetic-conductor (AMC) on-chip Yagi-antenna and balun filter

Chien Chih Lin, Hsin Chih Kuo, Chien Chang Chou, Huey-Ru Chuang

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Abstract

A 60-GHz CMOS sub-harmonic RF transceiver with an integrated on-chip artificial-magnetic-conductor (AMC) Yagi-antenna and a balun-bandpass-filter (BPF) fabricated in 90-nm technology is presented. With the AMC structure, the radiation efficiency and power gain of the on-chip antenna can be increased. The on-chip balun-BPF combines the integrated design of the balun and RF BPF to reduce the circuit size and the insertion loss. The transmitter/receiver (T/R) switch with the leakage cancellation technique is used to increase the isolation between the T/R ports. The class-A power amplifier is utilized to achieve high linearity and power gain. The sub-harmonic receiver is adopted to mitigate the DC offset problem. The probe-station based on-wafer continuous wave (CW) wireless transmission test is conducted (R = 1 m). The measured total transmitting gain Gant+Tx and receiving conversion gain CGant+Rx of the integrated RF transceiver (with the on-chip AMC antenna and the balun-BPF) are 5 dB and 10.1 dB at 60 GHz, respectively. In error vector magnitude (EVM) tests, the maximum data rates of the transceiver in 16QAM mode at a 50-cm wireless link have been investigated. The presented integrated RF transceiver will be very useful for the design of a 60 GHz fully integrated CMOS single-chip radio for very-short-range (VSR) communication applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2014
Subtitle of host publication"Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages281-284
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870361
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 23
Event9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2014 Oct 62014 Oct 7

Publication series

NameEuropean Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference

Other

Other9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period14-10-0614-10-07

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Transceivers
Antennas
Bandpass filters
Insertion losses
Power amplifiers
Telecommunication links
Switches
Radiation
Networks (circuits)
Communication

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lin, C. C., Kuo, H. C., Chou, C. C., & Chuang, H-R. (2014). A 60-GHz CMOS RF sub-harmonic RF transceiver front-end with integrated artificial-magnetic-conductor (AMC) on-chip Yagi-antenna and balun filter. In European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (pp. 281-284). [6997847] (European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMIC.2014.6997847
Lin, Chien Chih ; Kuo, Hsin Chih ; Chou, Chien Chang ; Chuang, Huey-Ru. / A 60-GHz CMOS RF sub-harmonic RF transceiver front-end with integrated artificial-magnetic-conductor (AMC) on-chip Yagi-antenna and balun filter. European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 281-284 (European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference).
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Lin, CC, Kuo, HC, Chou, CC & Chuang, H-R 2014, A 60-GHz CMOS RF sub-harmonic RF transceiver front-end with integrated artificial-magnetic-conductor (AMC) on-chip Yagi-antenna and balun filter. in European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference., 6997847, European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 281-284, 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014, Rome, Italy, 14-10-06. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMIC.2014.6997847

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Lin CC, Kuo HC, Chou CC, Chuang H-R. A 60-GHz CMOS RF sub-harmonic RF transceiver front-end with integrated artificial-magnetic-conductor (AMC) on-chip Yagi-antenna and balun filter. In European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 281-284. 6997847. (European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMIC.2014.6997847