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Co-design of a PA-Antenna block in silicon technology for 80GHz radar application

Abstract : This work focuses on the design of a power amplifier (PA) at 79 GHz and the co-integration of the PA and the antenna on SiGe technology. The objective of this thesis is to develop a RF front-end block for radar applications at 79 GHz. This block is compound of a power amplifier, antenna and PA/Antenna inter-stage matching. The inter-stage between the PA and the antenna adds supplementary losses in the global performances, especially prohibitive in integrated technology for high frequencies. The co-design of the antenna and the PA allows to suppress the traditional inter-stage impedance matching between these two blocks. More specifically, it is suitable to design the antenna with the appropriate output impedance of the PA which gives optimal performances for maximum power and efficiency.
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Nejdat Demirel. Co-design of a PA-Antenna block in silicon technology for 80GHz radar application. Micro et nanotechnologies/Microélectronique. Université Sciences et Technologies - Bordeaux I, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00586071⟩

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