mmWave packaging and integration for 5G base station and portable devices

Co-design and integration of RFIC, package, and antennas are critical to enable 5G wireless communications and particularly challenging at mmWave frequencies. This talk will cover two different aspects of mmWave antenna module packaging and integration for base station and user equipment applications, respectively. We will first present the challenges, implementation, and characterization of a 28-GHz phased-array module with 64 dual polarized antennas for 5G base station applications. Next, we will describe a compact, low-power, 60-GHz switched-beam transceiver module suitable for handset integration incorporating 4 antennas that supports both, normal and end-fire directions, for a wide link spatial coverage.