60GHz-bandwidth distributed baseband amplifier IC in a package optimized for isolation

Tsugumichi Shibata, Shunji Kimura, Hideaki Kimura, Yuhki Imai, Uohtaro Umeda, Yukio Akazawa

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Abstract

To increase bandwidth first, the IC housing structure is investigated using full-wave electromagnetic field simulators. A suitable package is based on the concept of `chip-size-cavity package', by which the parasitic resonance is suppressed and the isolation characteristics between input and output ports are greatly improved. Second, a frequency-de-pendent biasing termination is employed for the drain-line of the amplifier to improve gain degradation at frequencies below 10Ghz. With a package developed for 10Gbps optical transmission systems, fatal degradation of isolation characteristics occurs around 20GHz. The degradation mechanism is analyzed using a full-wave electromagnetic field simulator. This simulator analyzes complex three-dimensional structures and is suited for finding scattering parameters of packages in a wide frequency range. The measured frequency characteristics of the module are shown. Operation is stable with gain flatness within 1.5dB, and 3dB bandwidth of 58GHz. No significant package-induced degradation of return losses is observed. Chip connections are ribbon wires less than 300μm long. Small ripples remain above 25Ghz due to impedance mismatching at the connections. Mismatching could be reduced by using finer connections, such as bumps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages180-181
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780318455
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 16 1994Feb 18 1994

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period2/16/942/18/94

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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