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.

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