A comparison between grounded and floating shield inductors for mmW VCOs
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A floating-shield inductor implemented in CMOS process is compared with a conventional patterned ground shield inductor for the implementation of a LC voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) operating at mmW frequencies. In this work it is shown how the floating-shield inductor achieves higher quality factor and provides a better isolation for substrate-coupled high-frequency interferences.
CitationGonzález, J. [et al.]. A comparison between grounded and floating shield inductors for mmW VCOs. A: European Solid State Circuits Conference. "ESSCIRC 2010". Sevilla: 2010, p. 250-253.