Integrated Inductors and Transformers: Characterization, Design and Modeling for RF and MM-Wave Applications, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Integrated Inductors and Transformers

Characterization, Design and Modeling for RF and MM-Wave Applications, 1st Edition

By Egidio Ragonese, Angelo Scuderi, Tonio Biondi, Giuseppe Palmisano

Auerbach Publications

169 pages | 82 B/W Illus.

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With the ability to improve performance, reduce fabrication costs, and increase integration levels of both RX and TX sections of the RF/mm-wave front-end, passive inductive components have experienced extraordinary growth in ICs. Therefore, a fundamental understanding of monolithic inductors and transformers has become essential for all process engineers and circuit designers.

Supplying balanced coverage of the technology and applications, Integrated Inductors and Transformers: Characterization, Design and Modeling for RF and mm-Wave Applications provides a complete overview of the design, fabrication, and modeling of monolithic inductors and transformers. It considers the underlying physics and theoretical background of inductive components fabricated on a semiconductor substrate.

  • Deals with both inductors and transformers and their application in RF/mm-wave ICs
  • Focuses on silicon-based inductive components and their performance optimization in RF/mm-wave ICs
  • Provides insight into lumped scalable modeling of both inductors and transformers
  • Covers concepts of system calibration, test pattern parasitics, and de-embedding for on-wafer measurements of passive devices
  • Illustrates practical applications of theoretical concepts by means of meaningful circuit design examples

Highlighting the pressing requirements of the wireless market and evolving communication standards, the text provides a comprehensive review of recently developed modeling techniques and applications. It also includes helpful rule-of-thumb design guidelines and commonly employed optimization strategies to help kick-start your design, fabrication, and modeling efforts.

Table of Contents




Basic Concepts

Basic Definitions and Loss Mechanisms

Layout Fundamentals

Passive Device Measurements

Calibration Accuracy and Residual Error

De-Embedding Techniques

Fabrication and Modeling: The State of the Art

Fabrication Technology and Advanced Layout Techniques

Numerical and Circuit Modeling

Monolithic Inductors on Silicon

Overview on Silicon Technology

Silicon Technologies

Fabrication Technology

Substrate Optimization for Inductor on Silicon

Comparative Analysis

Benefits of Buried Layer PGS

Fabricated Inductors

Integrated Inductors for Single-Ended Applications

Symmetric Integrated Inductors

Inductance Calculation

State-of-the-Art Inductance Equations

Modified Current Sheet Expression for Sub-nH Inductors

Inductance Modeling of Thick-Metal Inductors

Modeling of Monolithic Inductors

Lumped Scalable Model

Model Validation

Analysis and Modeling of Silicon-Integrated Transformers

Substrate Optimization of Transformer on Silicon

Transformer Characterization and Analysis

Modeling of Stacked Transformers

Lumped Scalable Model

Model Validation

Design Guidelines and Circuit Design Examples for Inductors and Transformers

Application of Inductive Components in RF/mm-Wave ICs

Inductor Design Guidelines and Optimization Procedures

Transformer Design Guidelines and Optimization Procedures

Circuit Design Examples

An Image-Reject Receiver Front-End for 5-GHz WLANs

A 17‑GHz Voltage-Controlled Oscillator with Transformer-Based Resonator

A 24-GHz UWB Transmitter for Automotive Short-Range Radar

Inductive Components on Dieletric Substrates

IPD Technology

Inductive Components on Glass Substrate

5‑GHz WLAN Module Architecture

IRFs and TX Filters in IPD Technology

Inductive Components on Plastic Substrate

About the Originator

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications