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Parametric macromodeling of integrated inductors for RF circuit design

Passos, F. ; Ye, Y. ; Spina, D. ; Roca, E. ; Castro-López, R. ; Dhaene, T. Dhaene ; Fernandez, F. V. Fernandez

Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters Vol. 59, Nº 5, pp. 1207 - 1212, March, 2017.

ISSN (print): 0895-2477
ISSN (online): 0895-2477

Journal Impact Factor: 0,743 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1002/mop.30498

Nowadays, parametric macromodeling techniques are widely used to describe electromagnetic structures. In this contribution, the application of such parametric macromodeling techniques to the design of integrated inductors and radio‐frequency circuit design is investigated. In order to allow such different operations, a new modeling methodology is proposed, which improves the modeling accuracy when compared to former techniques. The new methodology is tailored to the unique characteristics of the devices under study. The obtained parametric macromodel is then used in a synthesis methodology and in the design of a voltage controlled oscillator in a 0.35‐μm CMOS technology.