Design and experiments of a 77 GHz receiver in LTCC technology

D. Neculoiu, Markku Lahti, A.C. Bunea, A. Stefanescu, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä

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The modeling, design and measurement results of a 77 GHz receiver are presented in this contribution. The receiver was fabricated using Ferro A6-M Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic technology and implements the video detection technique. A slot coupled microstrip patch antenna with four parasitic elements is hybrid integrated with a millimeter wave Schottky diode. Full wave electromagnetic simulations were used for antenna modeling and optimization. Nonlinear analysis is used for the simulation of the detected voltage as a function of frequency in the 75-85 GHz frequency range. The simulated results are in good agreement with the experiments. The simulated and measured receiver radiation pattern at 77 GHz is also presented
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-85825-974-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-2034-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20118 Dec 2011


ConferenceAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2011
Abbreviated titleAPMC 2011
CityMelbourne, VIC


  • Antenna
  • Low-temperature Co-fired Ceramics
  • millimeter wave components
  • Schottky diode detector

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    Neculoiu, D., Lahti, M., Bunea, A. C., Stefanescu, A., & Vähä-Heikkilä, T. (2011). Design and experiments of a 77 GHz receiver in LTCC technology. In Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC (pp. 453-456). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.