High-Quality Bondwire Integrated Transformer

고품질 본드와이어 집적형 트랜스포머

  • Published : 2002.02.01


In this paper, a high-quality integrated transformer using bondwires is proposed and fabricated. The bondwire transformer inherently has low conductor loss due to wide cross-section and small parasitic capacitance because the vertical placement of the bondwire loop separates from substrate and effectively reduces the substrate effects. It can be fabricated easily by used of the modern automatic wirebonding technology. The electrical characteristics of the fabricated transformers are compared with those of the spiral transformer It is expected that the bondwire transformer can improve the performance for RFIC and MMIC applied to a variety of application, for example, Mixer, Balanced Amplifier, VCO, and LNA.

본 논문에서는 고품질 본드와이어 집적 트랜스포머를 제안하고 제작하였다. 본드와이어 트랜스포머는 본드와이어의 넓은 단면적으로 인하여 도체손실이 작으며 수직적인 구조로 인해 기판효과를 감소시킬 수 있으므로 적은 기생 캐패시턴스 값을 갖는다 또한 자동화된 와이어 본딩장비로 쉽게 제작 가능하다. 제작된 본드와이어 트랜스포머의 전기적 특성을 나선형 트랜스포머 비교하였다. 고품질 본드와이어 집적 트랜스포머는 RFIC와 MMIC의 MIXER, 평형 증폭기, VCO, LNA등 다양한 회로에 적용되어 전체 성능향상에 기여할것으로 기대된다.



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