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High performance resonators for mm-wave ICs

Aghamoradi, F., McGregor, I. and Elgaid, K. ORCID: 2011. High performance resonators for mm-wave ICs. Presented at: 2010 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, 7-10 December 2010. 2010 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference. IEEE,

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A detailed comparison of the use of signal elevated and all-elevated CPW to obtain high performance resonators (matching networks) in the frequency range 140-320 GHz is given for the first time. We investigate the effect of elevation height and number and size of the posts which are used to elevate the CPW traces above the substrate. The number and size of the supporting posts is found to have a significant effect on resonator performance and, in general, both should be minimized for optimum performance. This is due to the fact that, as a greater proportion of the line is in physical contact with the substrate, the effective permittivity increases, the characteristic impedance decreases and the line becomes less like an ideal line suspended in air. One measured result shows that the addition of one extra post can increase the loss factor of a resonator by 0.2. Increasing the elevation height from 6 to 13 μm can reduce the impedance bandwidth by around half. At 13 μm elevation the performance of the two types of elevated CPW are comparable. However, the fabrication of the signal elevated CPW is less time consuming and the final line dimensions are less subject to variation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9784902339215
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2022 12:17

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