Tackling the Issues of Millimeter-wave On-chip Antenna Measurements

Haoran Zhang, Atif Shamim

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On-chip antennas are becoming more and more important due to the high level of integration and lower costs they offer as part of System-on-Chip solutions. However, the accurate characterization of mm-wave on-chip antenna is difficult because the probe-based measurement is easily influenced by the coupling and interference effects from the integrated circuits and the probe itself. In this paper, the measurement of a monopole on-chip antenna is reported. Then the reasons for the discrepancies in return loss and radiation pattern measurements are analyzed through modified simulation model. Furthermore, we characterize the probe self-radiation pattern and then propose the method of covering the probe with an absorber to improve the measurement accuracy.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019)
StatePublished - 2019


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