Date Added: Feb 2010
This paper first presents a quasi-cavity-backed, guard-ring-directed, substrate-material-modulated slot antenna. The antenna, intended for use in highly integrated 60-GHz radios, is deliberately designed to exhibit capacitive input impedance to suit low-cost wire-bonding packaging and assembly technique. The antenna implemented in a thin cavity-down Ceramic Ball Grid Array (CBGA) package in Low-Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) technology has achieved an acceptable impedance bandwidth from 59 to 65 GHz with an estimated efficiency of 94%. At millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequency 60 GHz, one of key challenges is how to realize low-loss interconnection between a radio chip and an antenna using wire-bonding technique.