Nanotech 2006 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 3
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

Compact Modeling Chapter 7

Compact Modeling of Spiral Inductors for RF Applications

Authors: J. Chen and J.J. Liou

Affilation: University of Central Florida, United States

Pages: 724 - 728

Keywords: inductors, q factors, rf

Recent growth in RF applications has increased the use of spiral inductors and thus demanded a more accurate model for such devices. In this paper, we develop a compact model for spiral inductors with symmetrical and asymmetrical terminals. Relevant and important physics such as the current crowding in metal line, coupling capacitance, frequency-dependent permittivity in oxide, and overlap parasitics are accounted for. Experimental data and results calculated from the existing inductor models are included in support of the model development.

Compact Modeling of Spiral Inductors for RF Applications

ISBN: 0-9767985-8-1
Pages: 913
Hardcopy: $119.95