Comprehensive ESD protection for RF inputs

Sami Hyvonen, Sopan Joshi, Elyse Rosenbaum

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Abstract

We demonstrate that narrow-band tuned circuits may be used for ESD protection of RF inputs, and a figure of merit for optimization of these circuits is presented. The performance of the ESD-protected RF circuit is dependent on the quality factor of the ESD device, and various protection devices are evaluated in this work. Record-breaking human body model (HBM) protection levels, exceeding 5 kV, have been achieved without significantly degrading the RF performance at 5 GHz. Broadband circuit protection is also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalMicroelectronics Reliability
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Comprehensive ESD protection for RF inputs. / Hyvonen, Sami; Joshi, Sopan; Rosenbaum, Elyse.

In: Microelectronics Reliability, Vol. 45, No. 2, 01.02.2005, p. 245-254.

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Hyvonen, Sami ; Joshi, Sopan ; Rosenbaum, Elyse. / Comprehensive ESD protection for RF inputs. In: Microelectronics Reliability. 2005 ; Vol. 45, No. 2. pp. 245-254.
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