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Design and simulation of RF-CMOS spiral inductors for ISM band RFID reader circuits

Uddin, Md. Jasim and Nordin, Anis Nurashikin and Ibrahimy, Muhammad Ibn and Reaz, Mamun Ibn and Zulkifli, Tun Zainal Azni and Hasan, Muhammad Asfarul (2009) Design and simulation of RF-CMOS spiral inductors for ISM band RFID reader circuits. In: 2009 IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics and Electron Devices (WMED), 3 Apr 2009, Boise, ID, USA.

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The recent popularity of RFID tags has generated research for accompanying miniature, low-power reader circuits. This work illustrates the design of RF complementary metal- oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process compatible spiral inductors. Several simulators such as AWR Microwave Officereg, SONNETreg, and finite element program CST were used to provide its S21 and S31 transmission characteristics, approximate and finalized design layout values respectively. This design utilized Silterra 0.18 mum RF-CMOS technology process parameters. Simulation results indicate that inductors core diameters must be adequately large (more than 100 mum) to ensure high quality factor characteristics and its conductor spacing should be minimal to obtain larger per unit area inductive value. The proposed design methodology optimizes the conductor width of inductors to allow alignment of the peak quality factor with the circuit's operating frequency, thereby enhancing the input/output matching characteristics and S-parameter extraction in the GHz region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3239/3716
Uncontrolled Keywords: ISM band RFID reader circuit;RF-CMOS spiral inductor;S-parameter extraction;Silterra 0.18 mum RF-CMOS technology process;inductor core diameter;quality factor characteristics;size 0.18 mum;CMOS integrated circuits;Q-factor;S-parameters;inductors;radiofrequency identification;radiofrequency integrated circuits;
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Anis Nurashikin Nordin
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 08:58
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 08:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3716

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