Passive Components for Silicon RF and MMIC Design

John R. LONG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C   No.6   pp.1022-1031
Publication Date: 2003/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Devices and Circuits for Next Generation Multi-Media Communication Systems)
monolithic passives,  inductor,  transformer,  transmission line,  

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A review of the basic passive components available in mixed-signal silicon IC technologies for applications up to millimetre-wave frequencies is presented. These include: inductors, capacitors, resistors, and quasi-distributed devices such as transmission lines and transformers. Applications for these devices range from resonant tanks to impedance matching, phase shifting and feedback networks. Device physics and electrical models of these passives are reviewed along with their physical layout, verification data from computer simulation, and experimental characterization. The emphasis is on lumped-element equivalents for linear and non-linear circuit design of wireless and wireline circuits in silicon VLSI technologies.