August 29, 2019

A D-band SiGe BiCMOS Chipset with Antenna-on-Glass Module for Spectrally-Efficient and Low-Cost Wireless Backhaul

  • Baeyens Y.
  • Hendry D.
  • Holyoak M.
  • Sayginer M.
  • Shahramian S.
  • Singh A.
  • Weiner J.

Two D-band SiGe BiCMOS TRX ICs operating at 115-155GHz and 135-170GHz, respectively, are presented. The ICs can deliver Psat >13dBm and have a measured average NF of 8dB. A 1-meter 150-GHz wireless TX-link with a 64-element antenna-on-glass module of >20 dBi gain is demonstrated. Measured 256-QAM 8/16Gb/s (EVM = 3.8/5.3%) and 64-QAM 12/18 Gb/s (EVM = 5.7/7.4%) are also achieved. The Systemon-Glass (SoG) modules are intended for spectrally-efficient wireless backhaul in dense urban environments.

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