Conference paper Open Access

F-band Low-loss Tapered Slot Transition for Millimeter-wave System Packaging

Hassona, Ahmed; Zhongxia, Simon He; Vassilev, Vessen; Zirath, Herbert

This work presents a packaging solution at F-band (90 - 140 GHz) using on-chip waveguide transition. The transition is realized using a Linearly Tapered Slot (LTS) implemented in a commercial Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology. The LTS is mounted in the E-plane of a split-block waveguide module and fed through a microstrip line. The transition is experimentally verified using a back-to-back test structure and it exhibits an average insertion loss of 1.7 dB over the frequency range extending from 100 to 135 GHz. This work presents an on-chip packaging technique to realize the interface between MMICs and standard waveguides at millimeter-wave (mmW) frequencies and hence addressing one of the main integration challenging facing systems operating at that range.

Files (1.2 MB)
Name Size
1.2 MB Download
Views 282
Downloads 216
Data volume 267.2 MB
Unique views 252
Unique downloads 202


Cite as