A 60-GHz CMOS sub-harmonic RF receiver with integrated on-chip artificial-magnetic-conductor Yagi antenna and balun bandpass filter for very-short-range gigabit communications

Hsin Chih Kuo, Han Lin Yue, Ya Wen Ou, Chien Chih Lin, Huey Ru Chuang

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Abstract

This paper presents a first reported 60-GHz CMOS sub-harmonic RF receiver with an integrated on-chip artificial-magnetic-conductor (AMC) Yagi antenna and a balun bandpass filter (BPF) fabricated in 90-nm technology. The on-chip antenna with an AMC structure can reduce the substrate loss and increase the antenna radiation efficiency and power gain. 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 sub-harmonic receiver is adopted to mitigate the dc offset problem. The probe-station based on-wafer continuous wave wireless transmission test is conducted (R=1 m) and the measured total receiving conversion gain CGant+Rx and output third-order intercept point of the integrated RF receiver (with the on-chip AMC antenna and the balun BPF) are 16.2 dB and 3 dBm at 60 GHz, respectively. In error vector magnitude/bit error rate (BER) tests, the measured maximum data rate is 1.152 Gb/s in the 16QAM mode at a 25-cm wireless link (transmitting EIRP}=23 dBm) approximately with a BER of 10 -3. The presented integrated RF receiver will be very useful for the design of a 60-GHz fully integrated CMOS single-chip radio for very-short-range communication applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6476761
Pages (from-to)1681-1691
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 13

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Yagi antennas
Bandpass filters
bandpass filters
CMOS
conductors
receivers
communication
chips
Antennas
harmonics
Communication
Bit error rate
antennas
bit error rate
Antenna radiation
Insertion losses
power gain
Telecommunication links
insertion loss
continuous radiation

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  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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A 60-GHz CMOS sub-harmonic RF receiver with integrated on-chip artificial-magnetic-conductor Yagi antenna and balun bandpass filter for very-short-range gigabit communications. / Kuo, Hsin Chih; Yue, Han Lin; Ou, Ya Wen; Lin, Chien Chih; Chuang, Huey Ru.

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