Proximity Coupled Interconnect Using Broadside Coupled Composite Right/Left-Handed Transmission Line

Naobumi MICHISHITA  Akiyoshi ABE  Yoshihide YAMADA  Anthony LAI  Tatsuo ITOH  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E92-C   No.9   pp.1150-1156
Publication Date: 2009/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E92.C.1150
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technologies and Their Applications)
interconnect,  composite right/left-handed transmission line,  zeroth order resonance,  broadside coupling,  

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In this paper, the feasibility of composite right/left-handed transmission lines for realizing proximity coupled interconnects is reported. The proposed interconnects' resonant length can be miniaturized due to the zeroth order resonance supported by a composite right/left-handed transmission line resonator. In addition, the proposed interconnects can achieve broadside coupling because the zeroth order resonance occurs in the fast-wave region. Simulated and measured electric field distributions are shown to explain the broadside coupling phenomenon. To validate the arbitrary size and broadside coupling of the proposed interconnects, simulated and measured transmission characteristics are presented. The results show that low insertion loss can be achieved by using single and double broadside coupling between interconnects.