130-GHz on-chip meander slot antennas with stacked dielectric resonators in standard CMOS echnology

Debin Hou, Yong-Zhong Xiong, Wang-Ling Goh, Sanming Hu, Wei Hong, Mohammad Madihian

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This work discusses the design methodologies of 130-GHz high gain and high efficiency on-chip meander slot antennas in a standard CMOS technology. In the proposed structure, stacked dielectric resonators (DRs) are placed on the top of the on-chip feeding element to form series-fed antenna array for antenna gain and efficiency improvement. The integrated antenna with double stacked DRs achieved a measured gain of 4.7 dBi at 130 GHz with a bandwidth of 11%. The antenna size is 0.8 x 0.9 mm(2) and the simulation results indicate a radiation efficiency of 43%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of an on-chip antenna gain and efficiency enhancement through stacked DRs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4102-4109
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012


  • CMOS
  • dielectric resonator antenna (DRA)
  • millimetre wave
  • on-chip antenna
  • silicon

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