Millimeter-wave CMOS miniature resonator and coupler Conference Paper uri icon


  • New millimeter-wave cavity resonator and broadside-coupled Lange coupler have been developed in a 0.25-m CMOS process. The resonator employs a capacitively loaded cavity topology effectively implemented using the CMOS multi-metal-layer and via-hole structure. The CMOS cavity resonator, including two coupling apertures and microstrip feed-lines, occupies an area of 2 mm 1.4 mm 6.28 m. It resonates at 30 GHz with a corresponding insertion loss of 2 dB and unloaded quality factor of 22.2. The broadside-coupled Lange coupler exhibits -3.3 to -3.35 dB through, - 3.3 to -3.7 dB coupling, more than 12 dB isolation and 15 dB return loss across 25-35 GHz while occupying only 217 185 m of chip area.

published proceedings

  • 2008 17th International Conference on Microwaves, Radar and Wireless Communications, MIKON 2008

author list (cited authors)

  • Miao, M., Chirala, M., & Nguyen, C.

complete list of authors

  • Miao, M||Chirala, M||Nguyen, C

publication date

  • November 2008