Authors: I. Zine-El-Abidine, M. Okoniewski and J.G. McRory
Affilation: University of Calgary and TRLabs, Canada
Pages: 340 - 342
Keywords: radio frequency, MEMS, inductor, tunable
This paper reports a single-wafer micromachined radiofrequency (RF) inductor that can be integrated in a conventional RFIC device. The inductor achieved a quality factor greater than 9 at 5Ghz and a self-resonance frequency well above 15 GHz. The inductor is tunable and the inductance variation is greater than 8%.