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On-chip interconnect for mm-wave applications using an all-copper technology and wavelength reduction

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8 Author(s)
Cheung, T.S.D. ; Toronto Univ., Ont., Canada ; Long, J.R. ; Vaed, K. ; Volant, R.
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Transmission lines are implemented using an all-copper backend developed for RF and microwave applications. Wavelength reduction is used to achieve a Q factor >20 from 20GHz to 40GHz, about three times higher than conventional transmission lines implemented with the same technology. It has 0.3dB/mm loss, and reduces the wavelength of a conventional transmission line by half thereby minimizing the space for on-chip microwave devices.

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Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2003. Digest of Technical Papers. ISSCC. 2003 IEEE International

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13-13 Feb. 2003