An High Performance Integrated Balun for 60 GHz Application in 65nm CMOS Technology

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Ercoli, Mariano; Kraemer, Michael; Dragomirescu, Daniela; Plana, Robert;
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: differential balanced transformer | [ SPI.NANO ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Micro and nanotechnologies/Microelectronics | Balun | millimetre-wave devices | [SPI.NANO]Engineering Sciences [physics]/Micro and nanotechnologies/Microelectronics | millimetre-wave devices.

International audience; This paper shows a new design approach that allows to integrate an efficient balun into mm-wave radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC). The proposed device is an evolution of the simple transformer. Thanks to the modification on the device's ... View more
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