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Novel symmetric high Q inductors fabricated using wafer-level CSP technology

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3 Author(s)
Aoki, Y. ; CASIO Comput. Co. Ltd., Tokyo ; Shimizu, S. ; Honjo, K.

Wafer level chip-size package (WLP) technology enables fabrications of low-loss high-Q inductors, which suffer from unfavorable two-port asymmetric characteristics. To overcome this problem, a novel clip-type inductor has been proposed, where the electrode crossover points in multi-turn inductor structures is modified from a conventional mirror symmetric point to a novel electrical symmetric point. The novel clip inductors were designed and fabricated using WPL technology. By means of a developed 4-nH novel clip inductor, the Q-factor value difference between the two ports can be significantly reduced to 1.4% from 14.8% at 1.4 GHz. Q-factors of developed inductors have also been evaluated under both a conventional short-circuited load condition and an impedance matched condition.

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Microwave Conference, 2007. European

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9-12 Oct. 2007