On-chip antenna: Practical design and characterization considerations

Atif Shamim, Khaled N. Salama, S. Sedky, E. A. Soliman

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This paper highlights the challenges of an emergent field, namely, on-chip antenna design. Consistent with the RF System-on-Chip (SoC) concept, co-design strategy for circuits and on-chip antennas is described. A number of design and layout issues, arising from the highly integrated nature of this kind of systems, are discussed. The characterization difficulties related to on-chip antennas radiation properties are also highlighted. Finally, a novel on-wafer test fixture is proposed to measure the gain and radiation pattern of the on-chip antennas in the anechoic chamber.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 14th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics & the American Electromagnetics Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781424450497
StatePublished - Dec 13 2010


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