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Quality factor optimization process of a tapered slow-wave coplanar strips resonator in CMOS technology

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5 Author(s)
Horestani, A.K. ; Sch. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Univ. of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia ; Mehdizadeh, A. ; Al-Sarawi, S. ; Fumeaux, C.
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This paper presents a design procedure for a high quality factor slow-wave tapered coplanar strips (CPS) resonator for application at 60 GHz in a 90 nm standard CMOS process. Utilizing the current and voltage standing wave profile in a quarter wavelength resonator, a slow-wave tapered resonator with an improved quality factor of 28.4 is designed. Due to the slow-wave structure, the resonator is compact and presents a quality factor improvement of 89% compared to the conventional tapered CPS resonator and 220% compared to the conventional uniform CPS resonator.

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Microwave Conference Proceedings (APMC), 2011 Asia-Pacific

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5-8 Dec. 2011