Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering

Huiyu Zhou  
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast
United Kingdom

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Recent Integrated Active Inductor Patents

Author(s): Haiqiao Xiao

Affiliation: Cypress Semiconductor Corp., 9125 SW Gemini Drive, Suite 200, Beaverton, OR 97008, USA.

Keywords: Active inductor, integrated inductor, analog integrated circuit, radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC)

Abstract:

Inductors simulated by active circuits, or active inductors, occupy much smaller area on integrated circuits, and for this reason, attracted researchers attention for more than a decade. This paper starts with a general principle and example applications of active inductors, and proceeds to summarize recent active-inductor patents. The emphasis is on transistor-level circuits, capable of operating above several GHz.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 3
Page: [182 - 186]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1874476110902030182