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Millimeter-Wave Wireless

Main Fields

  • Circuits for mm-wave wireless communication systems
  • Circuits for sensing systems for mm- to sub-THz frequency range
  • RF- to millimeter-wave biosensors
  • Circuits for hetero-integrated SiGe-InP chips

Main focus

The main focus of the mm-wave wireless group is the development of state-of-the-art mm- to sub-THz circuits for communication and sensing applications. This includes complete multi-channel transceiver chips with features such as beam-steering and/or on-chip integrated antennas, as well as specific high performance building-blocks such as LNA, PAs, etc. or larger blocks such as frequency synthesizers. The group is also involved in designing circuits for hetero-integrated SiGe-InP chips. A further central aspect is the exploration of the higher frequency ranges and their potential applications. In the field of sensing, highly integrated transceivers for radar systems and gas spectroscopy applications are among our main activities. In addition, we are developing integrated biosensors for cytometry applications and tissue characterization based on near-field permittivity sensing.

Main Achievements

  • 245 GHz data transmission

        - Without external lenses       

        - Integrated receiver with on-chip antenna

  • 245 GHz front ends for gas spectroscopy

        - With external lenses 
        - ~1 m transmission distance

  • 0.5 THz Transmitter / Receiver

        - ~ -13 dBm at 490 - 500 GHz

  • X-band sensor arrays for micro-imaging of bio-materials

        - Based on capacitive sensor

  • Ka-band biosensor for integration in catheters intended for plaque characterization

        - Detection of fat and calcium fraction in water and blood


IHP 60 GHz Demonstrator with Video Server (EADS) for video streaming application


Dr.-Ing. Jan Wessel



Im Technologiepark 25

15236 Frankfurt (Oder)


Phone: +49 335 5625 532



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The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.