An RF-MEMS based SP4T switched LNA MMIC used in a 24 GHz beam-steering antenna module

R. Malmqvist, A. Gustafsson, W. Simon, M.A. Campo, L. Baggen, B. Grandchamp, S. Seok, M. Fryziel, N. Rolland, M. Lahti, P. Rantakari, T. Vaha-Heikkila

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Abstract

This paper presents an RF-MEMS SP4T switched LNA MMIC used in a 24 GHz beam-steering antenna module. The SP4T LNA has a measured gain of 10-16 dB at 16-30 GHz (NF=2.6-3.0 dB at 16-26 GHz) with up to 37 dB of isolation at 24 GHz when one of the four MEMS switches are closed while the other switches are open. To the authors' knowledge, this work represents a first-time realisation of a MEMS SP4T LNA MMIC used as an on-chip active beam-switching network in an adaptive antenna. The experimental results successfully demonstrate that the MEMS SP4T LNA can be used to control the antenna beam in 4 different directions between -55o and 45o in the same plane.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages329-332
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-8748-7040-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event10th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Sep 20158 Sep 2015
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2015
Abbreviated titleEuMIC 2015
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/09/158/09/15

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Monolithic microwave integrated circuits
MEMS
Antennas
Switches
Switching networks

Keywords

  • antenna beam-steering
  • low noise amplifiers
  • MMIC
  • radio frequency micro-electromechanical systems
  • switches

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Malmqvist, R., Gustafsson, A., Simon, W., Campo, M. A., Baggen, L., Grandchamp, B., ... Vaha-Heikkila, T. (2015). An RF-MEMS based SP4T switched LNA MMIC used in a 24 GHz beam-steering antenna module. In 10th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) (pp. 329-332). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMIC.2015.7345136
Malmqvist, R. ; Gustafsson, A. ; Simon, W. ; Campo, M.A. ; Baggen, L. ; Grandchamp, B. ; Seok, S. ; Fryziel, M. ; Rolland, N. ; Lahti, M. ; Rantakari, P. ; Vaha-Heikkila, T. / An RF-MEMS based SP4T switched LNA MMIC used in a 24 GHz beam-steering antenna module. 10th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2015. pp. 329-332
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An RF-MEMS based SP4T switched LNA MMIC used in a 24 GHz beam-steering antenna module. / Malmqvist, R.; Gustafsson, A.; Simon, W.; Campo, M.A.; Baggen, L.; Grandchamp, B.; Seok, S.; Fryziel, M.; Rolland, N.; Lahti, M.; Rantakari, P.; Vaha-Heikkila, T.

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