A 140-GHz FMCW Radar Transceiver With Dual-Lens Packaging for Improved Beam Alignment in 65-nm CMOS Technology

Junghwan Yoo, Doyoon Kim, Wooyong Keum, Heekang Son, Jungsoo Kim, Il Min Lee, Sanghyeok Yang, Hyunsoo Kim, Jae Sung Rieh

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An frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar transceiver (TRX) chip operating near 140 GHz has been developed based on a 65-nm CMOS technology, subsequently packaged with a pair of silicon lenses for optimal beam alignment. The TRX consists of a wideband local oscillator (LO) chain, a high-power transmitter (TX), and a low-noise receiver (RX). The design procedures for sub-block circuits as well as integrated TX and RX are described in detail along with their measured performances. With the integrated single-chip TRX, a TX output power of 9.5 mW with a corresponding effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) of 14 dBm was achieved along with a noise figure (NF) of 9.9 dB near 140 GHz. The chip with a size of 2930 <inline-formula> <tex-math notation="LaTeX">$\times$</tex-math> </inline-formula> 830 <inline-formula> <tex-math notation="LaTeX">$\mu$</tex-math> </inline-formula>m<inline-formula> <tex-math notation="LaTeX">$^{2}$</tex-math> </inline-formula> consumed 350 mW of dc power. A dual-lens packaging technique has been proposed and successfully applied to the fabricated TRX chip, in which an individual dedicated lens is assigned for each of the TX and RX on-chip antennas, leading to significantly improved beam alignment as well as TX-RX isolation. A ranging experiment has been performed with the packaged radar TRX module with a chirp bandwidth of 32 GHz (128&#x2013;160 GHz), which exhibited a range resolution of around 10 mm. For the chirp generation, a very short modulation period of 6.0 <inline-formula> <tex-math notation="LaTeX">$\mu$</tex-math> </inline-formula>s was adopted, which would help suppress the effect of the low-frequency noise especially for CMOS-based systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

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  • Antenna radiation patterns
  • Bandwidth
  • bistatic radar
  • Chirp
  • CMOS integrated circuits
  • Lenses
  • millimeter wave radar
  • Radar
  • Radar antennas
  • Silicon
  • System-on-chip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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