Yannis Papananos

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—An efficient modeling technique and a novel CAD tool for the accurate prediction of the performance of integrated inductors and transformers is presented. This generic and process-independent approach generates lumped-element models that easily plug into the RF IC design flow. Their accuracy is established through comparisons with measurements of numerous(More)
A generic and process-independent lumped element model for simulating the performance of arbitrarily shaped and multi-layer inductors on silicon substrates is presented. Integrated inductors are modeled using an equivalent two-port network for each segment of the spiral. An algorithm that extracts the complete circuit is presented in detail. Element value(More)
In this paper, a receiver front-end module operating at 5 GHz and suitable for low-voltage operation is presented. The design consists of a single amplifying transistor low-noise amplifier topology that utilizes multiple magnetic feedback in order to simultaneously achieve high gain and high reverse isolation. In addition, a mixer topology for optimum(More)
This paper presents an in-depth analysis of the operation of a CMOS single-chip three-dimensional inductor over a MOSFET structure at RF frequencies. Active circuitry is placed underneath the integrated inductors in order to take advantage of the vacant space. Measurements indicate that the operation of the MOSFET and of the inductor is affected in a(More)