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Ka-Band Marchand Balun with Edge- and Broadside-Coupled Hybrid Configuration

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Electronics Design Lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore 487372, Singapore
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School of Electrical and Data Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo 2007, Australia
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Electronics 2020, 9(7), 1116; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9071116
Received: 19 June 2020 / Revised: 1 July 2020 / Accepted: 4 July 2020 / Published: 9 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits and Systems for 5G Applications)
This article presents a novel Ka-band Marchand balun implemented in 0.13-μm SiGe bipolar complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (BiCMOS) process. By combining both edge- and broadside-coupled structures, the new hybrid balun is able to increase the coupling and minimize the balun insertion loss. As compared with conventional edge-coupled or broadside-coupled structures, the proposed balun achieves the lowest insertion loss of 1.02 dB across a wide 1-dB bandwidth from 29.0 GHz to 46.0 GHz, with a core size of 270 μm × 280 μm. View Full-Text
Keywords: Marchand balun; coupled line; SiGe BiCMOS; millimeter-wave Marchand balun; coupled line; SiGe BiCMOS; millimeter-wave
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Yan, J.; Liu, H.; Zhu, X.; Men, K.; Yeo, K.S. Ka-Band Marchand Balun with Edge- and Broadside-Coupled Hybrid Configuration. Electronics 2020, 9, 1116.

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