Accurate simulation of the frequency response of millimetre-wave SiGe amplifiers

Leigh E. Milner*, Leonard T. Hall, Michael E. Parker

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A method of accurately simulating the frequency response of a millimeter-wave SiGe amplifier is presented. Electromagnetic (EM) simulation is applied to the cascode subcircuit in preference to parasitic extraction resulting in improved agreement between simulated and measured performance. Including resistors and capacitors in the EM simulation allows coupling and resonance effects to be captured which improves the simulation accuracy. Close agreement is obtained between the measured and simulated results for a 30 to 40 GHz two-stage transformer coupled amplifier fabricated using IHP's 0.25 mu m SG25H1 process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMS 2014 : 1st Australian Microwave Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479955411
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Australian Microwave Symposium AMS - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 26 Jun 201427 Jun 2014


Conference1st Australian Microwave Symposium AMS


  • iGe amplifier
  • mm-wave integrated circuits
  • Parasitic Extraction
  • electromagnetic sinmlation

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Milner, L. E., Hall, L. T., & Parker, M. E. (2014). Accurate simulation of the frequency response of millimetre-wave SiGe amplifiers. In AMS 2014 : 1st Australian Microwave Symposium: Conference Proceedings (pp. 49-50). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).