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Author Srivastava, Ashok ♦ Xu, Yao ♦ Liu, Yang ♦ Sharma, Ashwani K. ♦ Mayberry, Clay
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Carbon nanotube wire inductors ♦ LC voltage-controlled oscillators ♦ On-chip inductors ♦ Phase noise ♦ Phase-locked loop
Abstract We have utilized our Multiwalled Carbon NanoTube (MWCNT) and Single-Walled Carbon NanoTube (SWCNT) bundle interconnects model in a widely used π model to study the performances of MWCNT and SWCNT bundle wire inductors and compared these with copper (Cu) inductors. The calculation results show that the Q-factors of Carbon NanoTube (CNT) wire (SWCNT bundle and MWCNT) inductors are higher than that of the Cu wire inductor. This is mainly due to much lower resistance of CNT and negligible skin effect in carbon nanotubes at higher frequencies. The application of CNT wire inductor in LC VCO is also studied and the Cadence/Spectre simulations show that VCOs with CNT bundle wire inductors have significantly improved performance such as the higher oscillation frequency and lower phase noise due to their smaller resistances and higher Q-factors. It is also noticed that CMOS LC VCO using a SWCNT bundle wire inductor has better performance when compared with the performance of LC VCO using the MWCNT wire inductor due to its lower resistance and higher Q-factor.
ISSN 15504832
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-08-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15504840
Journal ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 3
Page Count 9
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 9


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