High Q, miniaturized LCP-based passive components, and filter design for SoP applications

Eyad A. Arabi, Atif Shamim

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In this paper, for the first time, a library of completely embedded multi-layer capacitors and inductors designed in a custom adhessiveless multi-layer liquid crystal polymers (M-LCP) process is presented. High Q-factor spiral inductors (Q of 150 @ 8 GHz), and vertical interdigitized (VID) capacitors are demonstrated. As a proof of concept, two highpass filters are designed using the presented library. A size reduction of around 80% is achieved as compared to planar implementations, which highlights the miniaturization capabilities of the M-LCP technology. The miniaturized filter has an insertion loss of 0.2 dBs @ 3GHz.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 41st European Microwave Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)978-2-87487-022-4
StatePublished - Dec 15 2011

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