Codesign of Compact III-V Millimeter-Wave Wavelet Transmitters with On-Chip Antennas

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Monolithically integrated millimeter-wave wavelet transmitters are presented and analyzed in this paper. Two designs that include compact dielectric resonator antennas with either inductive or self-resonant input characteristics are compared. The efficient transmitter front-end core consists of a resonant tunneling diode oscillator that is quenchable by a transistor switch. A physical diode model is used to formulate small-signal matching criteria and study codesign conditions. Fabricated transmitters provide up to 11-dBm equivalent isotropically radiated power in down to 80-ps wideband wavelets at V-band carrier frequencies. Analyses of the radiated waveform envelope and time-frequency characteristics give insight in the circuit operation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7945286
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
  • Nano Technology


  • Circuit codesign
  • dielectric resonator antennas
  • diode oscillators
  • millimeter-wave (mmW) technology
  • monolithic antenna integration
  • resonant tunneling diodes (RTDs)


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