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Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 686708, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/686708
Research Article

Complete Characterization of Novel MHMICs for V-Band Communication Systems

1Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, 800 de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada H5A 1K6
2Focus Microwaves, 1603 St. Regis, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, Canada H9B 3H7

Received 16 July 2013; Accepted 2 October 2013

Academic Editor: Alexander Koelpin

Copyright © 2013 C. Hannachi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper presents the characterization results of several new passive millimeter wave circuits integrated on very thin ceramic substrate. The work is focused on the design and characterization of a novel rounded Wilkinson power divider, a 90° hybrid coupler, a rat-race coupler, and a novel six-port (multiport) circuit. Measurements show the wideband characteristics, allowing therefore their use for multi-Gb/s V-band wireless communication systems.