On-chip transmission line modeling and applications to millimeter-wave circuit design in 0.13um CMOS technology

Chun Lin Ko*, Chien-Nan Kuo, Ying Zong Juang

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Abstract

This paper presents the on-chip transmission line modeling and applications to circuit design at millimeterwave (mm-wave) frequencies. The microstrip model of circuit simulators benefits in fast calculations of the characteristics of microstrip lines. As the structure of on-chip microstrip differs from the modeled structure, two key parameters of the microstrip model need to be modified for the different electromagnetic (EM) behavior according to the measured microstrip line. With proper parameters, the traditional transmission line model is able to accurately predict the real characteristic of on-chip microstrip lines without time-consuming EM simulation. A mm-wave microstrip line filter and a single-stage cascode low noise amplifier (LNA) are fabricated to verify the model. All passive components for input/output matching networks and bias networks are onchip. The LNA takes the supply voltage and dc current of 1.4 V and 10 mA, respectively. A gain of 3.8dB and an input/output return loss of 8.5/7.0dB are measured at 60.3GHz. The simulation results in both circuits are in good agreement with measured data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2007 - Proceedings of Technical Papers
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Sep 2007
Event2007 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2007 - Hsinchu, Taiwan
Duration: 25 Apr 200727 Apr 2007

Publication series

Name2007 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2007 - Proceedings of Technical Papers

Conference

Conference2007 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2007
CountryTaiwan
CityHsinchu
Period25/04/0727/04/07

Keywords

  • Bandpass filter
  • CMOS
  • Low noise amplifier
  • Millimeter wave frequency
  • Transmission line

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    Ko, C. L., Kuo, C-N., & Juang, Y. Z. (2007). On-chip transmission line modeling and applications to millimeter-wave circuit design in 0.13um CMOS technology. In 2007 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2007 - Proceedings of Technical Papers [4239435] (2007 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, VLSI-DAT 2007 - Proceedings of Technical Papers). https://doi.org/10.1109/VDAT.2007.373243