Planar spiral inductor modeling for RFIC design

Telli A., DEMİR Ş., Askar M.

International Conference on VLSI, Nevada, United States Of America, 23 - 26 June 2003, pp.138-142 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Nevada
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-142
  • Keywords: RFIC, planar spiral inductor


The rising demand for low cost RF integrated circuits (RF-IC's) has resulted in tremendous interest in on-chip inductors. As a result of developing processing technology and the considerable studies on modeling and design, reasonable quality on-chip inductors have become available. Planar solenoidal inductors, bondwires and planar spiral inductors are three types of practical on-chip inductors of today's IC design technology. In this study, lumped element planar spiral inductor models have been compared with each other, with results of SPIRAL [1], and with experimental inductor measurement results.