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Kissinger D.,Ihp Microelectronics | Kissinger D.,TU Berlin | Nehring J.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | Oborovski A.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | And 4 more authors.
Conference Proceedings - 13th IEEE International NEW Circuits and Systems Conference, NEWCAS 2015

This paper presents our recent work towards state-of-the-art integrated test concepts for the in-situ characterization of silicon-integrated millimeter-wave devices and transceiver components for radar and communication applications. Narrowband as well as ultra-broadband integrated network analysis solutions for a variety of frequency bands ranging from 50 to 120 GHz are outlined. In this context, direct-conversion and heterodyne architectures and their respective implementations in silicon-germanium technologies are discussed. © 2015 IEEE. Source

Trenz F.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | Hofmann M.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | Weigel R.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | Kissinger D.,Ihp Microelectronics | Kissinger D.,TU Berlin
European Microwave Week 2015: "Freedom Through Microwaves", EuMW 2015 - Conference Proceedings; 2015 45th European Microwave Conference Proceedings, EuMC

In this paper, a planar broadband sixport reflectometer structure is presented. A frequency range from 3 to 29 GHz could be achieved by merging broadband components into a single multilayer PCB stackup with an area of 66×55 mm2. The reflectometer architecture used herein allows a frequency independent q-point configuration of the sixport by implementing microstrip linelength compensation. Broadband matching of around-10 dB has been achieved at all ports in a frequency range from 1 to 30GHz. Furthermore, sufficient coupling from DUT port to measurement output could be reached in a range from 2 to 29 GHz. Frequency compensation of the structure and an optimal q-point constellation of 120-120-120 have been verified by measurement. Due to its broadband functionality, compactness and cost efficiency, the proposed system is suitable for a wide range of microwave measurement applications. © 2015 EuMA. Source

Trenz F.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | Weigel R.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | Kissinger D.,Ihp Microelectronics | Kissinger D.,TU Berlin
2016 21st International Conference on Microwave, Radar and Wireless Communications, MIKON 2016

This paper presents a compact dehydration measurement method, keeping in mind a system integration in a wristwatch housing. In contrast to the conventional measurement approach using two measurement antennas, the proposed measurement setup uses only one antenna and one metallic reflector. Measurements have been performed using a patch antenna immersed in a steel basin filled with a tissue-equivalent liquid. The microstrip antenna has been optimized for an application in the 2.45GHz ISM band and features a biocompatible passivation layer and a rigid aluminum housing. The tissue-equivalent liquid mimicks dielectric tissue properties over a hypotonic hydration change. The steel basin acts as a liquid retainer and as a metallic reflector for the measurement setup. Measurements with the proposed setup have shown, that a clear distinction of physiologically relevant hydration levels is possible. © 2016 IEEE. Source

Kissinger D.,Ihp Microelectronics | Kissinger D.,TU Berlin | Kissinger D.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | Schwarzmeier A.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | And 6 more authors.
2015 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks, WiSNet 2015

This paper presents an overview of wireless integrated sensor node realizations for indoor monitoring and localization applications. Depending on the targeted application scenario different wireless sensor node implementations based on either high-performance processors or semi-passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) cores are outlined. The presented high-performance node realization with monitoring and seamless indoor and outdoor localization capability can operate independently for a duration of one day and additionally features wireless charging. Furthermore, a UHF RFID Gen2 sensor tag for indoor localization and fall detection is presented that enables a battery lifetime of approximately one month. Finally, ultra-low-power UHF RFID sensor node concepts based on sub-threshold wake-up receivers are introduced that can achieve operational times of several years for specific low duty cycle scenarios. © 2015 IEEE. Source

Kissinger D.,Ihp Microelectronics | Kissinger D.,TU Berlin | Girg T.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | Beck C.,Institute for Electronics Engineering | And 5 more authors.
2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2015

This paper provides an overview of millimeter-wave transceiver frontend concepts and realizations for wireless multi-Gbps communication applications. Different state-of-the-art heterodyne and direct-conversion frontend implementations in silicon-germanium technology (SiGe) with their related applications are presented. These include highly compact embedded transceiver solutions featuring novel antenna-in-package concepts for low-cost short-range indoor 60 GHz broadband Wi-Fi/WLAN and WPAN access points. Furthermore, highly integrated multi-band transmitter and receiver chipsets in the 70/80GHz E-Band as well as the complete 50-100 GHz frequency range for outdoor wireless backhaul point-to-point communication links and fixed local area network extension are outlined. © 2015 IEEE. Source

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