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Title: A plastic waveguide receiver in 40nm CMOS with on-chip bondwire antenna
Authors: Tytgat, Maarten ×
Reynaert, Patrick #
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Host Document: IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC) pages:335-338
Conference: ESSCIRC location:Bucharest date:16-20 September 2013
Abstract: This paper presents the design and measurements of a 40 nm CMOS BPSK and multilevel ASK receiver for wired connections through a plastic waveguide, operating at 87 GHz. In a measurement setup containing the receiver chip with bondwire dipole antenna and a long piece of polypropylene waveguide with a rectangular cross-section of 2.2 mm by 0.9 mm, a maximum datarate of 9 Gbit/s over a distance of 60 cm and 2.5 Gbit/s over a distance of 9 m is measured, both with a bit error rate of less than 10−12 and a PRBS length of 2^7 − 1. The chip consumes 50 mW of DC power from a 0.9 V supply. The total chip area is 2.1 mm2, of which 52 % is occupied by the antenna and reflector.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:ESAT - MICAS, Microelectronics and Sensors
× corresponding author
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