Microstrip antenna array integrated with 60 GHz band CMOS injection locked power amplifier

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A microstrip antenna integration with a power amplifier is presented for the 60 GHz band. The antenna is a single layer 4×4 square patches array. The power amplifier is injection locked, designed in a 65 nm CMOS technology, with single-ended input and output signals. The integration is realized by means of bond wire connections. The antenna and the power amplifier are fabricated, characterized and measured separately. The integrated design is fabricated and measured, results are de-embedded to extract the power amplifier parameters and to compare with separate device measurements. At 56.5 GHz the integrated sample has about 12 dB gain increase with respect to the antenna sample without power amplifier. The presented design is targeting 60 GHz band wireless communication system applications.


External organisations
  • Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Telecommunications


  • CMOS integrated circuits, injection-locked oscillators, microstrip antenna arrays, millimeter wave integrated circuits, patch antennas
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701863
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 31
Publication categoryResearch
Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2016 - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 2016 Apr 102016 Apr 15


Conference10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2016
Abbreviated titleEuCAP