10x improvement of power transmission over free space using integrated antennas on silicon substrates

Jau Jr Lin, Xiaoling Guo, Ran Li, Jason Branch, Joe E. Brewer, K. O. Kenneth

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This paper reports the techniques for improving the characteristics of integrated antennas fabricated on silicon substrates for communications over air. Using these, the pair gain (G a) of antennas on 20-Ω-cm substrates has been improved by ∼10x over the previously reported result. Lastly, the possibility of realizing single chip radios with integrated antennas for communication over air is suggested by picking up, amplifying, and frequency dividing a 15-GHz sine wave transmitted from a 2-mm long on-chip antenna located 40 cm away using a packaged clock receiver with a 2-mm long on-chip zigzag antenna.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-700
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the IEEE 2004 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, CICC - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2004 Oct 32004 Oct 6


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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