Multibeam antenna with a passive beamforming system in LTCC technology for Mm-wave systems-in-package

Francesco Foglia Manzillo, Maciej Smierzchálski, Mauro Ettorre, Jouko Aurinsalo, Kari T. Kautio, Markku S. Lahti, Antti E.I. Lamminen, Jussi Säily, Ronan Sauleau

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an innovative switched-beam antenna system at 60 GHz which is completely integrated in a low-profile, planar low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) module. A broadband, wide-angle scanning performance is achieved resorting to parallel-fed continuous transverse stub (CTS) arrays excited by passive, quasi-optical (QO) beamformers. The realization of substrate-integrated CTS arrays is enabled by the unique three-dimensional (3-D) integration capabilities of the LTCC process. The antenna architecture includes two separate CTS arrays, activated one at a time by a co-integrated switch-network. With this choice, the overall system simultaneously achieves low side lobe levels (SLLs) and high overlap of the radiated beams, within an angular sector of ±38 in the scan plane. The proposed technology and module are suitable for realization of low-cost, multi-chip systems-in-package (SiPs) for millimeter-wave (mm-wave) applications, such as wireless access points in fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
    PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology IET
    Number of pages3
    VolumeCP741
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78561-816-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Apr 201813 Apr 2018
    Conference number: 12

    Conference

    Conference12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018
    Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2018
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period9/04/1813/04/18

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    Multibeam antennas
    Beamforming
    Antennas
    Millimeter waves
    Wireless networks
    Switches
    Scanning
    Temperature
    Substrates
    Costs
    System-in-package

    Keywords

    • 5G communications
    • Antenna-in-package
    • Low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC)
    • Millimeter-wave antennas

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    Manzillo, F. F., Smierzchálski, M., Ettorre, M., Aurinsalo, J., Kautio, K. T., Lahti, M. S., ... Sauleau, R. (2018). Multibeam antenna with a passive beamforming system in LTCC technology for Mm-wave systems-in-package. In 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (Vol. CP741). Institution of Engineering and Technology IET. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2018.0936
    Manzillo, Francesco Foglia ; Smierzchálski, Maciej ; Ettorre, Mauro ; Aurinsalo, Jouko ; Kautio, Kari T. ; Lahti, Markku S. ; Lamminen, Antti E.I. ; Säily, Jussi ; Sauleau, Ronan. / Multibeam antenna with a passive beamforming system in LTCC technology for Mm-wave systems-in-package. 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation . Vol. CP741 Institution of Engineering and Technology IET, 2018.
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    Manzillo FF, Smierzchálski M, Ettorre M, Aurinsalo J, Kautio KT, Lahti MS et al. Multibeam antenna with a passive beamforming system in LTCC technology for Mm-wave systems-in-package. In 12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation . Vol. CP741. Institution of Engineering and Technology IET. 2018 https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2018.0936