mm-Wave Chip Reference Antennas
The MVG Chip Reference Antennas have been specifically developed as a reference or “gold” standard antenna for micro-probed antenna measurements. These ceramic antennas are designed to interface with 150 μm through 250 μm pitch GSG micro-probes, allowing them to be used in MVG-ORBIT/FR’s μ -Lab millimeter wave antenna test chamber, or any other 60 GHz antenna measurement system where a GSG micro-probed antenna reference is needed. These reference antennas have a nominal gain of 12 dBi. Each antenna is fabricated from DuPont 9K7 GreentapeTM LTCC material using gold metallization to form a hermetic package that is stable with respect to changes in humidity and temperature. Three models are available with two different orientations of linear polarization with respect to the micro-probe axis, and either top side or bottom side main beam directions.