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Millimeter-Wave Surface Mount Antennas for High-Speed Plastic Fiber Data Transport

Dr. Joy Laskar  (CEO and Founder, Maja Systems)

Dr. John Sevic  (VP of Engineering, Maja Systems)

Location: Ballroom F

Date: Thursday, January 30

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Track: 03. Integrating Photonics & Wireless in Electrical Design, 13. Modeling & Analysis of Interconnects

Format: Technical Session

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Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

A millimeter-wave helix surface-mount antenna for high-speed data transport over low-cost plastic fiber is presented. Guided millimeter-wave technology enables gigabit transport in the centimeter to meters range, to complement existing transport technologies based on optical fibers, flyover assemblies, and PCB traces. To maintain signal integrity requires an efficient launch of millimeter-waves into the plastic fiber, with low loss and minimum signal impairment. We present the electromagnetic design process of a millimeter-wave helix surface-mount antenna optimized for launch efficiency into a plastic fiber used in a 10 Gig-E interconnect.


The helix antenna provides a high-efficiency low-impairment launch of millimeter-waves into low-cost plastic fibers that complements high-speed data transport based on optical fibers, flyover assemblies, and PCB traces.

Intended Audience

The presentation will be for all audience levels, assuming training at the BSEE level, or similar experience.

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