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Slow-Wave Microwave and MM-Wave Passive Circuits

Philippe Ferrari

Comprehensive resource presenting the fundamentals and state of the art concepts, design examples, relevant components, and technology

Slow-wave Microwave and mm-wave Passive Circuits presents the fundamentals and state of the art concepts, design examples, relevant components, and technology of the subject, plus examples of circuit layout optimization using slow-wave circuits. In one volume, the recent advances in aspects of the slow-wave concept are covered. Potential applications include automotive radars, medical and security applications, and 5G and future 6G for very high-speed communications.

The text considers a variety of slow-wave structures and associated concepts which are useful for circuit design. Each structure is electrically modeled with clear illustration.

The highly qualified authors show that the use of the slow-wave concept can, in some cases, improve the performance of passive circuits. The techniques proposed make it possible to reduce the size and/or the performance of the circuits, with a beneficial cost-saving effect on semiconductor materials. Concepts are applied to several technologies, namely CMOS, PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and nanowires.

Sample topics covered in Slow-wave Microwave and mm-wave Passive Circuits include:

  • Concepts of energy storage with examples of slow-wave CPW (S-CPW), slow-wave SIW (SW-SIW), and slow-wave microstrip (S-MS),
  • Transmission line topology and application in integrated technologies (CMOS), including possibilities offered by the BEOL (Back-End-Of-Line),
  • Effect of the geometrical dimensions on the transmission line parameters (Zc, α, εreff, and Q) and comparisons between conventional CPW and CPS, and slow-wave CPW and CPS,
  • Performance of slow-wave coupled lines and comparison with conventional microstrip coupled lines.

Slow-wave Microwave and mm-wave Passive Circuits is a highly useful resource on the subject for graduate students (best complemented with a basic book on microwaves), engineers, and researchers. The text is also valuable for physicists wishing to implement comparable techniques in optics or mechanics.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publish Date: Jan 7th, 2025
  • Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781119820161
  • Categories: Electronics - Circuits - IntegratedElectronics - Microelectronics

About the Author

Philippe Ferrari, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University Grenoble Alpes, France and senior member of the IEEE.

Ariana Serrano, Associate Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electronic Systems, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Gustavo Rehder, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Systems at the Laboratory of Microelectronics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Anne-Laure Franc, Assistant Professor with the University of Toulouse, France.

Marc Margalef-Rovira, Research Engineer at STMicroelectronics, France.

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