ESD protection design for fully integrated CMOS RF power amplifiers with waffle-structured SCR

Ming-Dou Ker*, Chun Yu Lin, Guo Xuan Meng

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Abstract

Waffle-structured SCR (silicon-controlled rectifier) has been studied as an effective on-chip ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection device for CMOS RF (radio-frequency) circuits. In this work, a novel on-chip ESD protection strategy using the waffle-structured SCR is proposed and co-designed with a CMOS UWB (ultra-wideband) PA (power amplifier). Before ESD stress, the RF performances of the ESD-protected PA have been demonstrated to be as well as that of the unprotected PA. After ESD stress, the unprotected PA was seriously degraded, whereas the ESD-protected PA was keeping the performances well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008
Pages1292-1295
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Sep 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 18 May 200821 May 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
ISSN (Print)0271-4310

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period18/05/0821/05/08

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