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On-chip Impedance Transformations for a Standard CMOS Process

Greene, Charles Edward (2003) On-chip Impedance Transformations for a Standard CMOS Process. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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On-chip impedance matching has become a major focus as companies and institutions move closer to a complete System on a Chip (SoC). With limited design area, it is important to obtain maximum power transfer to the required load. This research presents commonly used impedance matching techniques and extends them to include on-chip networks. These networks have inherent problems caused by the common substrate. It will be shown that the resulting parasitics can be calculated to allow analysis and manipulation of the overall design. It will also be demonstrated that the use of on-chip inductors will cause severe mismatch and loss due to their low quality factors. Finally, test networks will be fabricated in a 1.5-micron process to show the validity of the concepts presented.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Greene, Charles Edwardcegst15@pitt.eduCEGST15
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMickle, Marlinmickle@ee.pitt.eduMICKLE
Committee MemberCain, J. Tcain@ee.pitt.eduJTC
Committee MemberHoelzeman, Ronald Ghoelzema@ee.pitt.eduHOELZEMA
Date: 11 March 2003
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 10 December 2002
Approval Date: 11 March 2003
Submission Date: 4 December 2002
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Degree: MSEE - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Impedance Matching; On-chip Matching; Substrate Parasitics
Other ID:, etd-12042002-112728
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:07
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 14:37


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