Millimeter-wave CMOS antennas and RFIC parameter extraction for vehicular applications

Felix Gutierrez, Theodore S. Rappaport, James Murdock

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Abstract

This paper reviews recent developments in vehicular radar at 60 GHz and above, with a focus on low cost integrated antennas. We investigate a number of radar and communication antenna systems that can be made inexpensively and in large volumes using standard CMOS semiconductor fabrication methods. As shown here, the electromagnetic characteristics of low cost CMOS processes are often not well understood when applied to mmWave and THz RF applications. Here, we describe several methodologies and measured results to understand electromagnetic behavior of integrated circuits and on-chip antenna performance in a 180nm CMOS process up to 67 GHz. By gaining understanding of the electrical characteristics of older, lower cost semiconductor CMOS processes, it becomes possible to design mmWave on-chip antennas and other passive devices at extremely low cost and with great reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC2010-Fall - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC2010-Fall - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: Sep 6 2010Sep 9 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252

Other

Other2010 IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC2010-Fall
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period9/6/109/9/10

Keywords

  • 60 GHz
  • 77 GHz
  • CMOS
  • Millimeter-wave
  • On-chip antenna
  • RFIC
  • Vehicle radar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Gutierrez, F., Rappaport, T. S., & Murdock, J. (2010). Millimeter-wave CMOS antennas and RFIC parameter extraction for vehicular applications. In 2010 IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, VTC2010-Fall - Proceedings [5594412] (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECF.2010.5594412