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Millimeter-wave antenna-in-package solutions for WiGig and backhaul applications

Bisognin, A. ; Titz, D. ; Luxey, C. ; Jacquemod, G. ; Pilard, R. ; Gianesello, F. ; Gloria, D. ; Costa, J.R. ; Lima, E.B. ; Fernandes, C. A.

Millimeter-wave antenna-in-package solutions for WiGig and backhaul applications, Proc International Workshop on Antenna Technology - IWAT, Seoul, Korea, South, Vol. 1, pp. 52 - 55, March, 2015.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IWAT.2015.7365310

This paper provides an overview of the authors' research work to develop low-cost antennas and packaging technologies for 60GHz and 120GHz high speed data rate communications. First, a WiGig module designed in a low cost High-Density-Interconnect organic packaging technology is briefly depicted. The linearly polarized antennas integrated in a 12×12×0.5 mm3 ball-grid-array module exhibit a realized gain higher than 5 dBi over the entire WiGig band. Then, in order to address the Millimeter-Wave backhaul applications while leveraging the previous achievement, a lens-casing solution is proposed. The achievable performance with a plastic (ABS-M30) lens manufactured using a rapid 3D printing prototyping technique is validated at both 60 GHz and 120 GHz.