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Title: Equivalent circuit model for capacitances in PN varactors with buried channel
Authors: Marrero-Martín, M. 
García, J. 
González, B. 
Hernández, A. 
UNESCO Clasification: 3307 Tecnología electrónica
Keywords: Equivalent circuits , Varactors , Radiofrequency integrated circuits , Radio frequency , Silicon germanium , Germanium silicon alloys , Integrated circuit technology , Capacitance measurement , Frequency measurement , Voltage
Issue Date: 2009
Journal: Proceedings of the 2009 Spanish Conference on Electron Devices, CDE'09
Conference: 7th Spanish Conference on Electron Devices 
2009 Spanish Conference on Electron Devices, CDE'09 
Abstract: In this work, varactors based on PN junction cells have been studied in order to obtain a capacitance model for radiofrequency applications. These cells are unit cells: the minimum structure that can be considered a varactor, including all necessary layers and connections. Then, a specific capacitance for a radiofrequency integrated circuit (RFIC) is obtained horizontally and vertically overlapping the necessary cells. Our circuit model estimates the total capacitance in a varactor, from two ports, considering all relevant internal contributions. Three varactors based on the same cell have been designed and fabricated in 0.35 mum SiGe technology. These novel structures were also on-wafer measured for frequencies ranging between 0.5 to 10 GHz, and voltages varying from 0 to-5 V. This circuit model predicts the capacitance in all cases with relative error under than 4%
ISBN: 9781424428397
DOI: 10.1109/SCED.2009.4800535
Source: Proceedings of the 2009 Spanish Conference on Electron Devices, CDE'09 (4800535), p. 467-470
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