RFIC Inductor Measured vs. Simulated Troubleshooting

The purpose of this document is to assist you with resolving possible differences between simulated RFIC inductor results and values obtained from the design kit or from measurement.

Inductor lumped model

This document is based on extensive practical experience. The author has worked for many years in RFIC inductor modelling, and worked closely with the modelling and measurement groups of different foundries.

Updated 31. Jan 2012:
Added description how to calculate differential L and differential Q
from 2-port and 3-port simulations. Below is the Sonnet equation file.