60-GHz millimeter-wave identification reader on 90-nm CMOS and LTCC

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Abstract

A reader module at 60 GHz for high data-rate short-range backscattering-based communications is presented. The reader consists of a CMOS-based oscillator, amplifiers, and a mixer on a low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) substrate. The filter, power splitter, and antennas are directly patterned on the LTCC. All millimeter-wave components are contained within the module and the only interfaces to the module are the IF and bias lines. Transmit power of the module is +11.6-dBm effective isotropic radiated power with an IF bandwidth of 400 MHz. The LTCC module measures 13×24 mm 2 and has a dc power consumption of 130 mW. Reception of a 20-MHz square wave from a tag 5 cm apart from the reader is demonstrated; the suggested millimeter-wave identification concept enables a 10 2 - 10 3 -fold data-rate increase in comparison to the present near-field communication technique, with similar size, range, and power consumption of the reader.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1166-1173
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • Backscattering modulation
  • CMOS
  • low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC)
  • millimeter-wave identification (MMID)
  • monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC)
  • RF identification (RFID)
  • 60 GHz

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