Experimental and theoretical study of parasitic leakage/resonance in a K/KA-Band MMIC package

Jong Gwan Yook, Linda P.B. Katehi, Rainée N. Simons, Kurt A. Shalkhauser

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Abstract

In this paper, electromagnetic (EM) leakage and spurious resonances in a K/Ka-Band (18-40 GHz) MMIC hermetic package designed for a phase shifter chip are studied using the finite element method (FEM) and the numerical simulation results are compared with the measured data. Both the measured and calculated data indicate several spurious resonances in the 18-24 GHz region and the origin of this phenomenon is identified by virtue of the modeling capability of the FEM. Moreover, the effect of dc bias lines, bond wires, shielding, and the asymmetry of the package on electrical performance are closely examined. In addition, the effect of adding a resistive Coating to the inside surface of the package lid and also the use of dielectric packaging materials with very high loss tangent are studied in view of the suppression of the spurious resonances. Finally, design guidelines for the improved package are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2403-2410
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume44
Issue number12 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1

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Monolithic microwave integrated circuits
extremely high frequencies
leakage
Finite element method
finite element method
Packaging materials
Phase shifters
Shielding
tangents
packaging
Wire
shielding
Coatings
chips
Computer simulation
asymmetry
retarding
wire
electromagnetism
coatings

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yook, Jong Gwan ; Katehi, Linda P.B. ; Simons, Rainée N. ; Shalkhauser, Kurt A. / Experimental and theoretical study of parasitic leakage/resonance in a K/KA-Band MMIC package. In: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 1996 ; Vol. 44, No. 12 PART 2. pp. 2403-2410.
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