Package-level integrated antennas based on LTCC technology

Sang Hyuk Wi, Yong Bin Sun, In Sang Song, Sung Hoon Choa, Il Suek Koh, Yong Shik Lee, Jong Gwan Yook

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We propose a novel package topology integrating multilayer miniaturized antennas. Such a functional package is suitable for the design of a system-on-chip device, or of system-on-package applications. A stacked patch antenna is designed and integrated in a package using a low temperature co-fired ceramic process. The overall size of the package is 10.3 × 10.3 × 1.3 mm3, and this package contains an 8.3 × 8.3 × 0.7 mm3 internal space for the integration of chip-scale packaged components. The package is mounted on a 20 × 20 mm2 ground plane to miniaturize the volume of the system. The antenna is designed to have two neighboring resonant frequencies at 5.264 and 5.355 GHz, resulting in a 140 MHz impedance bandwidth. However, the measured resonant frequencies occur at slightly higher frequencies due to manufacturing tolerances. Radiation patterns are similar to a conventional patch antenna. In addition, various parasitic effects rooted in the package size, ground size, antenna height, SMA connector, via misalignment, and the number of via holes and their locations are fully investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2190-2197
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received June 7, 2005; revised May 13, 2006. This work was supported in part by the Center for Advanced Transceiver Systems and Information Technology Research Center (CARUT) under Grant IITA-2005-C1090-0502-0012. S.-H. Wi, Y.-S. Lee and J.-G. Yook are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea (e-mail:; Y.-B. Sun is with Graduate School of Industrial and Information Technology, Kyonggi University, Suwon 443-760, Korea. I.-S. Song and S.-H. Choa are with Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Yongin 446-712, Korea. I.-S. Koh is with Graduate School of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TAP.2006.879191

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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