Challenges of 60 GHz On-Chip Antenna Measurements

Technical Publications
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Performing on-chip antenna measurements at 60 GHz presents new challenges and magnifies legacy challenges. Testing on-chip antennas uses a micro-probe to interface the RF measurement system to the antenna under test (AUT). The small features of the antenna, the micro-probe, and the wavelength are among these challenges. In this paper, we assess these challenges and present techniques to ensure quality measurements.