A CAD algorithm for RF/microwave interconnect modeling

Sertbas A.

MICROWAVE JOURNAL, cilt.48, sa.3, ss.84-90, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-90


This article presents a numerical technique (CAD) to model and analyse interconnects encountered in the design of high speed/high frequency analog RF/microwave circuits with mixed, lumped and distributed elements to be implemented on-chip. In this method, the interconnect networks are modeled by lossless two-ports composed of simple lumped elements and commensurate transmission lines, which are defined by two-variable scattering functions. Two examples are given to describe the application of the proposed method in, the modeling of interconnects.

Because of the rapid growth in density and complexity of modern integrated circuit interconnects, modeling has been a requirement in circuit design and simulations. On-chip interconnects have achieved a dominant role, especially in determining the performance of RF and monolitic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC). In the last two decades,...