A low cost-low loss broadband integration of a CMOS transmitter and its antenna for mm-wave FMCW radar applications

Mahdi Salarpour, Forouhar Farzaneh, Robert Bogdan Staszewski

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Abstract

A 60 GHz low-loss wideband interconnection of a CMOS transmitter and its antenna is presented in this paper. The integrated transmitter consists of an all-digital phase-locked loop (ADPLL) IC chip and a U-slot patch antenna connected through wire bonding and compensation matching circuit to operate in the 57–63 GHz frequency band. The system is implemented on a sandwiched printed circuit board (PCB) comprising FR4 to embed the ADPLL and the high-frequency Rogers laminate RO4350B for the antenna and the matching network. The matching circuit is designed in two configurations microstrip and grounded coplanar waveguide (GCPW) to compensate for the wire bond inductance. The capability and sensitivity of these two topologies considering the wire bond geometry variations are compared which points out that GCPW is more robust to wire bonding parasitic effects. Finally, the GCPW matching circuit is fabricated and interconnected to the ADPLL die and its performance is examined using hybrid simulation/measurement data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-325
Number of pages13
JournalAEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications
Volume95
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ADPLL
  • GCPW
  • Interconnect
  • Matching circuit
  • Microstrip
  • Wire bonding

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