Print Email Facebook Twitter EBG-based 60 GHz on-chip antenna in passive silicon Title EBG-based 60 GHz on-chip antenna in passive silicon Author van Dijk, R. Neto, A. Akkermans, J.A.G. Mills, J. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid Publication year 2008 Abstract At most frequencies currently in use for short range data communication the available bandwidth is limiting the data rate. However, around 60 GHz there is an unlicensed frequency band with ample bandwidth appointed to support high data rate communication. Moreover, semiconductor technology for this frequency range is maturing and price levels will in a few years be suitable for consumer applications. As a result of the short wavelength physically small and integrated antennas are becoming necessary. In this paper an electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) dipole antenna designed on a passive silicon substrate is presented. The fabrication is done in a silicon-like chip process and thus resolution of the metal structures is in the order of 1 μm. For testing and integration purposes a balun has been added to the structure. The issues testing integrated antennas are addressed in this paper. © 2008 EuMA. Subject PhysicsBandwidthFrequency bandsMicrowave antennasSemiconductor device manufactureTelecommunication systemsAvailable bandwidthsChip processConsumer applicationsFrequency rangesHigh data rate communicationsIntegrated antennasOn-chip antennasSemiconductor technologiesShort range data communicationsSilicon substrates To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:9445e386-4827-4e19-a3e3-44927376e801 DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/eumc.2008.4751544 TNO identifier 241198 Publisher Eurpean Microwave Association EuMA Source European Microwave Week, EuMW 2008 - 38th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2008, 27 - 31 October 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 682-685 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.