A new three-dimensional MMIC structure and an ultra-wideband miniature MMIC balun are proposed. The MMIC is a combined structure of multilayer MMICs and U-shaped micro-wires. This technology effectively reduces chip size and enhances MMIC performance. The proposed balun is constructed with three narrow conductors located side by side. The U-shaped micro-wire technology is employed to reduce the insertion loss and chip size. 1.5±1 dB insertion loss over 10 to 30 GHz, and 2 dB and 5 degrees of amplitude and phase balances over 5 to 35 GHz have been obtained. The intrinsic area of the balun is only 450 × 800 μm, about 1/5 to 1/3 the area of recently reported miniaturized MMIC baluns.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEICE Transactions on Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 Aug 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering