Accurate and scalable RF interconnect model for silicon-based RFIC applications

Choon Beng Sia, Beng Hwee Ong, Kiat Seng Yeo, Jian-Guo Ma, Manh Anh Do
2005 IEEE transactions on microwave theory and techniques  
Do, M. A. (2005). Accurate and scalable RF interconnect model for silicon-based RFIC applications. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 53(9), 3035-3044. Date 2005 URL http://hdl.handle.net/10220/5338 Rights Abstract-A new figure of merit, intrinsic factor for interconnects, is proposed to provide insights as to how back-end metallization influences the performance of radio frequency integrated circuits. An accurate and scalable double-radio frequency interconnect model,
more » ... ous across physical dimensions of width and length, is presented to demonstrate reliable predictions of interconnect characteristics up to 10 GHz. Using this interconnect model in gigahertz amplifier and voltage-controlled oscillator circuit simulations yields excellent correlations between simulated and on-wafer measured circuit results.
doi:10.1109/tmtt.2005.854218 fatcat:idchwd4c5bd73dywb4v6uowwye