Initially describing the physical phenomena that occur in passive devices within standard IC fabrication processes, Design and Characterization of Integrated Varactors for RF Applications goes on to:
- present information on the design of wide band electrical varactor models (up to 5 GHz) which enable the accurate prediction of device performance;
- propose a specific methodology for the measurement of integrated varactors, covering on-wafer measurement structures, the calibration process, and detailed descriptions of the required equipment;
- explain de-embedding techniques and also analyse confidence level and uncertainty linked to the test set-up;
- examine the design of a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) circuit as a practical example of the employment of methods discussed in the book.
Providing the reader with the necessary technical knowledge for dealing with challenging VCO designs, this book is an essential guide for practising RF and microwave engineers working on the design of electronic devices for integrated circuits. It is also a useful reference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in electronic design for RF applications.