A long slot array fed by a multilayer true-time delay network in LTCC for 60-GHz communications

F.F. Manzillo, M. Ettorre, Markku Lahti, Kari Kautio, D. Lelaidier, E. Seguenot, R. Sauleau

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Abstract

A broadband array of four long slots, a non-dispersive corporate feeding network and a pillbox beamformer are integrated in a multilayer low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) module for millimeter-wave (mm-wave) wireless communications. The novel concept of substrate integrated parallel plate waveguide (SI-PPW) is demonstrated. It allows transverse electromagnetic (TEM) modes to propagate along the vertical axis of the module. The slot array is loaded by a matching layer and optimized for wideband operation. An advanced LTCC process is tailored to implement a true-time feeding network in SI-PPWs. The measured -10 dB matching bandwidth ranges from 51.2 GHz to 66 GHz. Simulated radiation patterns in H-plane exhibit stable properties in the 57-66 GHz band, with side-lobe levels (SLLs) lower than -19 dB. The peak directivity is 17.90 dBi at 64 GHz. This design concept and the proposed technology are suitable for mm-wave systems-in-package, with applications to high-speed wireless networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2016 10th European Conference on
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages1-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0186-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016 - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201616 Apr 2016
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016
CountrySwitzerland
CityDavos
Period10/04/1616/04/16
OtherThe conference will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in Antennas, Propagation and Measurements topics, highlighting the latest developments and innovations required for future applications.

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Millimeter waves
Time delay
Multilayers
HIgh speed networks
Communication
Wireless networks
Waveguides
Bandwidth
Temperature
Substrates
System-in-package

Keywords

  • 5G
  • antenna-in-package
  • LTCC
  • millimeter-wave antennas
  • TEM waveguides

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Manzillo, F. F., Ettorre, M., Lahti, M., Kautio, K., Lelaidier, D., Seguenot, E., & Sauleau, R. (2016). A long slot array fed by a multilayer true-time delay network in LTCC for 60-GHz communications. In Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2016 10th European Conference on (pp. 1-5). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481701
Manzillo, F.F. ; Ettorre, M. ; Lahti, Markku ; Kautio, Kari ; Lelaidier, D. ; Seguenot, E. ; Sauleau, R. / A long slot array fed by a multilayer true-time delay network in LTCC for 60-GHz communications. Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2016 10th European Conference on. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2016. pp. 1-5
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A long slot array fed by a multilayer true-time delay network in LTCC for 60-GHz communications. / Manzillo, F.F.; Ettorre, M.; Lahti, Markku; Kautio, Kari; Lelaidier, D.; Seguenot, E.; Sauleau, R.

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Manzillo FF, Ettorre M, Lahti M, Kautio K, Lelaidier D, Seguenot E et al. A long slot array fed by a multilayer true-time delay network in LTCC for 60-GHz communications. In Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2016 10th European Conference on. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 2016. p. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481701