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Utilisation des technologies CMOS SOI 130 nm pour des applications en gamme de fréquences millimétriques

Abstract : Silicon On Insulator (SOI) CMOS technology has already shown good performances for digital applications compared to bulk CMOS technology. At nanometer-scale, SOI CMOS transistors exhibit very high cut-off frequencies, enabling the design of millimeter-wave integrated circuits and therefore the joint integration of microwave circuits with low frequency analog and high-speed digital functions for SoC applications. However, high losses in passive components remain the main limiting factor for microwave applications with CMOS technologies.
The purpose of this work was to investigate the advantages of a standard 130 nm SOI CMOS process provided by ST-Microelectronics (Crolles), for microwave applications beyond 20 GHz, by designing typical microwave transceiver circuits. Three distributed amplifiers in K band were designed and measured, enabling our models validation. Despite high losses in transmission lines reducing achievable gain and bandwidth, measured performances show the interest in using SOI CMOS for microwave applications. Then, a new series of circuits – distributed amplifiers, low noise amplifiers and active mixers – using transmission lines with lower losses were designed. Performances simulations show a significant improvement with a twofold gain-bandwidth product increase for the distributed amplifier and CMOS state-of-the-art performances for low noise amplifiers and mixers.
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Christophe Pavageau. Utilisation des technologies CMOS SOI 130 nm pour des applications en gamme de fréquences millimétriques. Micro et nanotechnologies/Microélectronique. Université des Sciences et Technologie de Lille - Lille I, 2005. Français. ⟨tel-00011744v2⟩



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