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60 GHz on-chip balun transformer: interleaved or overlay?

In this application note, two on-chip transformer layout styles with 2:1 turn ratio are compared. Target frequency is 60 GHz, nominal impedances are 200 Ohm to 50 Ohm, technology is IHP SG13S.

60 GHz on-chip balun transformer: interleaved or overlay?


60 GHz on-chip balun transformer: effect of metal filler

This application note investigates the effect of unrelated metall filler on the performance of a 60 GHz 2:1 balun in IHP SG13S technology. Different filler placements are discussed.

60 GHz on-chip balun transformer: effect of metal filler