ICE Seminar « Mm-wave Antenna-System Designs dedicated to high-data rate communications »

Oct. 29th 2020, 2 pm
Online event (see link below)

Developing high data-rate wireless networks is of paramount importance to meet the growing demand of mobile services. To this end, millimeter-wave (mmW) System-on-Chip (SoC) approach in CMOS technology was extensively developed for the deployment of Gb/s wireless systems like WiGig at 60 GHz (up to 7 Gb/s). With the upcoming transition to 5G standard, large bandwidths (BWs) are now required to provide data rates higher than 10 Gb/s. MM-wave and Sub-THz frequency bands are strongly considered since BWs of several 10s of GHz are easily accessible. Experimental 100 Gb/s wireless links using III-V photonic technology have been demonstrated above 200 GHz. Indeed, photonic transmitters feature naturally higher BWs (>50 GHz) than solid-state transmitters. However, either if a solid-state or a photonic based-link is employed to reach the aforementioned high-data rates, broadband efficient integrated Antenna-in-Package (AiP) are needed either as stand-alone antennas for short communication links or as antenna-sources of a larger quasi-optical radiator for long-distance communication links (>100m). Significant advantages of this approach are high-volume manufacturing capability and high electronics integration level, both of which result in lower associated costs.
This presentation will discuss about antenna-system performance already obtained using organic packaging technologies and 3D-printed quasi-optical antenna-solutions from 60 to 240GHz with point-to-point transmission link demonstration.

Cyril Luxey received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (1999) with honors from the University Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France. From 2000 to 2002, he was with Alcatel, Mobile Phone Division, Colombes, France, where he was involved in the design and integration of internal antennas for commercial mobile phones. Since 2009, he is Full Professor at the University Nice-Côte d’Azur. He is doing his research in the Polytech’Lab where he is also the scientific head of this lab. In October 2010, he has been appointed as a Junior Member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) institution for five years. His current research interests include the design and measurement of Millimeter-wave antennas, antennas-in-package, 3D printed antennas and organic modules for mm-wave and sub-mm wave frequency bands. He is collaborating with ST Microelectronics, Stanford University and Berkeley Wireless Research Center. Cyril Luxey has co-authored more than 300 papers in refereed journals and international conferences. He and his students receive the H.W. Wheeler Award of the IEEE AP-Society for the best application paper of the year 2006 and the Jack Kilby Award 2013 of the ISSCC conference. He is the co-recipient of numerous best papers at EUCAP2007, iWAT2009, LAPC 2012, LAPC 2013, ICEAA 2014, iWEM 2014, JNM 2019. He has been the general chair of the LAPC 2011 conference, and the TPC chair of the EuCAP 2017 conference in Paris. Since 2017, he is an IEEE fellow.