Design of compact LC lowpass filters based on coaxial through-silicon vias array

Xiangkun Yin, Fengjuan Wang, Vasilis Pavlidis, Xiaoxian Liu, Qijun Lu, Tao Zhang, Yang Liu

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By utilizing coaxial through-silicon via (TSV) technology, compact LC low-pass filters (LPFs) are proposed. Firstly, several capacitors based on coaxial TSV are investigated, in detail, by means of analytic calculation, finite element method (FEM) simulation, and measurement. Secondly, a formula for the inductance of coaxial TSV-based spiral inductors is proposed and verified by FEM simulations and measurements. Finally, based on the investigation of TSV-based capacitors and inductors, an analytical model of the proposed LC LPFs based on 2x4, 2x5, 2x6, and 2 × 7 coaxial TSV arrays is proposed, and the equivalent circuit model and the finite element method (FEM) model are established in ADS and HFSS, respectively. The LPFs are fabricated and verified through measurements. In the proposed LPFs, coaxial TSVs are used as capacitors and inductors simultaneously, which leads to a more compact size. The parasitic capacitance of the inductors can, helpfully, induce a notch point for the proposed LPFs in stopband and improve the roll-off rate.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMicroelectronics Journal
Early online date25 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


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