Dedication. List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Abbreviations. Preface.
1: Introduction. 1. Conventional IC fabrication technologies. 2. Keys to progress in RF transceiver design: High Q integrated inductors. 3. The challenge of integrating high quality inductors. 4. Structure of the book.
2: General considerations. 1. Ways of of integrating an inductor. 2. Spiral inductors on silicon based technologies.
3: Inductor's test and characterization. 1. On wafer measuring equipment. 2. Measuring accuracy and repeatability. 3. Measuring configuration: 1-port versus 2-port configuration. 4. Test fixture design. 5. De-embedding techniques. 6. Pi model inductor characterization.
4: Influence of the geometric parameters on the inductor's performance: Design rules. 1. Problem description. 2. Analytical study and simulations. 3. Empirical study. 4. Design considerations.
5: Inductor's design flow. 1. Generation phase. 2. Filtering phase. 3. Performance estimation phase. 4. Verification phase.
Appendix. References. Index.
Intended for engineers who are starting out in the design of integrated inductors, this book describes the whole design flow, basic selection of the geometry and optimisation of the quality by redesigning the geometry, measurement and de-embedding and characterisation.
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