Doug Lung /
10.24.2008 12:00AM
Researchers in Singapore Develop New Antenna for Millimeter Bands
Rick Hodgin, in the article New 60 GHz Antenna May Revolutionize High-Speed Mobile Connectivity With Instantaneous Wireless USB, describes a new low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) antenna for use in the 57-64 GHz band. The antenna was developed by researchers at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). IEEE is currently developing standards for applications using these frequencies.

Hodgin notes that SIMTech's BGA surface-mount design makes it practical for designers to use the 60 GHz band. The BGA (ball-grid-array) combines the antenna and a radio module.

One potential application of this active antenna is short-range wireless USB connections. The extremely high frequency allows transmission of high data-rate signals such as HDTV.



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