On-Chip Bondwire Magnetics with Ferrite-Epoxy Glob Coating for Power Systems on Chip

Jian Lu, Hongwei Jia, Andres Arias, Xun Gong, Z. John Shen
2008 International Journal of Power Management Electronics  
A novel concept of on-chip bondwire inductors and transformers with ferrite epoxy glob coating is proposed to offer a cost effective approach realizing power systems on chip (SOC). We have investigated the concept both experimentally and with finite element modeling. A Q factor of 30–40 is experimentally demonstrated for the bondwire inductors which represents an improvement by a factor of 3–30 over the state-of-the-art MEMS micromachined inductors. Transformer parameters including self- and
more » ... luding self- and mutual inductance and coupling factors are extracted from both modeled and measured S-parameters. More importantly, the bondwire magnetic components can be easily integrated into SOC manufacturing processes with minimal changes and open enormous possibilities for realizing cost-effective, high-current, high-efficiency power SOCs.
doi:10.1155/2008/678415 fatcat:npk4jsntnfewpph7mx54lbb5f4