Modified LC-tank ESD protection design for 60-GHz RF applications

Chun Yu Lin*, Li Wei Chu, Shiang Yu Tsai, Ming-Dou Ker, Tse Hua Lu, Tsun Lai Hsu, Ping Fang Hung, Ming Hsiang Song, Jen Chou Tseng, Tzu Heng Chang, Ming Hsien Tsai

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Abstract

Nanoscale CMOS technologies, which were sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD), have been widely used to implement radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits. Against ESD damages, ESD protection design must be included in RF circuits. A novel modified LC-tank ESD protection design was presented in this work. Such ESD protection circuit had been designed for 60-GHz RF applications and verified in a 65-nm CMOS process. The modified LC-tank can lower the power loss and reduce the layout area under the required human-body-model (HBM) ESD robustness, as compared with the traditional designs. With the better performances, the modified LC-tank ESD protection design was very suitable for RF ESD protection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 20th European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, ECCTD 2011
Pages57-60
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Nov 2011
Event2011 20th European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, ECCTD 2011 - Linkoping, Sweden
Duration: 29 Aug 201131 Aug 2011

Publication series

Name2011 20th European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, ECCTD 2011

Conference

Conference2011 20th European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, ECCTD 2011
CountrySweden
CityLinkoping
Period29/08/1131/08/11

Keywords

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • LC-tank
  • radio frequency (RF)

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