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We describe a very short channel, 0.15 /spl mu/m, LDMOS transistor, with a breakdown voltage of up to 45 V, manufactured in a standard 0.35 /spl mu/m BiCMOS process. At 1900 MHz and a 12 V supply voltage the 0.4 mm gate width device gives 100 mW output power P/sub 1 dB/ at a drain efficiency of 43%. It has a transducer power gain of more than 20 dB and a current gain cutoff frequency, f/sub T/, of 13 GHz. The maximum available gain cutoff frequency, f/sub MAX/ is 27 GHz. The LDMOS process module does not affect the performance or models of other devices. We present for the first time a simple way to create high voltage, high performance LDMOS transistors for RF power amplifier use even in a very downscaled silicon technology.
Date of Conference: 3-4 June 2002