Steady-state thermal analysis of an integrated 160 GHz balanced quadrupler based on quasi-vertical Schottky diodes

Souheil Nadri, Linli Xie, Naser Alijabbari, John T. Gaskins, Brian M. Foley, Patrick E. Hopkins, Robert M. Weikle

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Abstract

This work reports on a steady-state thermal analysis of a 160 GHz balanced quadrupler, based on a quasi-vertical varactor Schottky diode process, for high power applications. The chip is analyzed by solving the heat equation via the 3D finite element method. Time-Domain Thermoreflectance (TDTR) was used to measure the thermal conductivity of the different materials used in the model. A maximum anode temperature of 64.9°C was found from the simulation. The addition of an extra beam lead connected to the block, for heat sinking, was found to reduce this maximum temperature to 41.0°C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIRMMW-THz 2015 - 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982721
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 11 2015
Event40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2015 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Aug 23 2015Aug 28 2015

Publication series

NameIRMMW-THz 2015 - 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves

Conference

Conference40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2015
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period8/23/158/28/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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