ANSYS Convergence Webinar Series 2013: Electromagnetics - Micrel

On-Chip Inductor Design and Optimization
Niklas Troedsson, Micrel
The explosive growth of wireless communications has generated tremendous interest in low-cost implementations of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs). This technology requires integrating many components on to the chip, including planar inductors that consume a large portion of the chip area and thus present a number of design difficulties. This session presents a design methodology to study and optimize on-chip inductor geometries to achieve the highest Q factor and extract well-defined parasitics in deep-submicron CMOS processes.