Authors: A. Niknejad, M. Dunga, B. Heydari, H. Wan, C.H. Lin, S. Emami, C. Doan, X. Xi, J. He, C. Hu
Affilation: University of California at Berkeley, United States
Pages: 75 - 80
Keywords: compact modeling, cmos rf, bsim5, rf models, microwave models
Commercial CMOS chips routinely operate at frequencies up to 5 GHz and exciting new opportunities exists in higher frequency bands such as 3-10 GHz, 17 GHz, 24 GHz, and 60 GHz. Many research groups have already demonstrated CMOS circuit operation beyond 100 GHz. Will circuit design and compact modeling continue along the same course, or is a new microwave design methodology required? This paper will highlight the design and modeling challenges in moving up to these higher frequencies. A merger of RF and microwave design perspectives will be used to offer insight into the problem. The paper will discuss requirements for a next generation compact model to meet these challenges and offer potential solutions.