Millimeter-Wave Front-Ends

Chip photograph of an integrated 300 GHz receive (Rx) MMIC manufactured using Fraunhofer IAF’s 35 nm mHEMT technology. Block diagram of the integrated functions are shown above the chip photograph.

300 GHz transmit module with broadband data inputs from 0-50 GHz.

Integrated Rx/Tx MMICs with in-phase and quadrature phase (IQ) data inputs were designed by the University of Stuttgart and manufactured on the Fraunhofer IAF's 35 nm mHEMT technology. The typical performance of a Tx MMIC is 1 mW measured output power and an IQ-channel conversion gain of 5 dB. For validation of the system concepts, Rx/Tx modules were developed.

Available solutions:

  • Integrated Rx / Tx 300 GHz front-end MMICs
  • Multiplier MMICs for frequency generation
  • Modules for validation of system concepts

Further information

300 GHz integrated front-end MMICs

Antes, J.; Boes, F.; Meier, D.; Messinger, T.; Lewark, U. J.; Tessmann, A.; Wagner, S.; Kallfass, I.: Ultra-wideband single-balanced transmitter-MMIC for 300 GHz communication systems. In: 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2014) : 2014 IEEE MTT-S. Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 2014, 1-3


Broadband amplifier module technology covering the H-band (220-330 GHz)

Tessmann, A.; Leuther, A.; Hurm, V.; Massler, H.; Wagner, S.; Kuri, M.; Zink, M.; Riessle, M.; Stulz, H.-P.; Schlechtweg, M.; Ambacher, O.: A broadband 220-320 GHz medium power amplifier module. In: 2014 IEEE CSIC Symposium (CSICS) : 2014 IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium. Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 2014, 4 S.


Broadband multiplier MMICs for generation of local oscillator signals

Lewark, U. J.; Tessmann, A.; Wagner, S.; Leuther, A.; Zwick, T.; Kallfass, I.:A 220 to 320 GHz broadband active frequency multiplier-by-eight MMIC.In: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC) 2014 : EuMW 2014.London : Horizon House, 2014, 132-135 (European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2014).