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A NOVEL INTERCONNECTION TECHNIQUE USING ZERO-DEGREE PHASE SHIFTING MICROSTRIP TL FOR RF QFN PACKAGE AT S-BAND

By M. Aoutoul, A. Haddad, M. Essaaidi, and M. Faqir

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Abstract:
In this paper, we propose a novel interconnection technique for a flip-chip quad flat no-lead (FC QFN) package which can decrease the amount of the transmission line (TL) phase shift. The RF die inputs and outputs (I/O) are connected to the package lead fingers by a small size, 1000 μm length, microstrip line having a gap capacitor consisting of staked plates (fingers) where the space in between is filled by a ceramic material of 10.2 dielectric constant value. This technique can reduce the effect of transmission line inductance and makes the novel package interconnection behaving as a composite left right handed (CLRH) TL; hence, one can set the TL phase shift to zero degree at the desired operating frequency band (i.e. S-band) by just tuning geometrical and/or physical interconnection structure parameters.

Citation:
M. Aoutoul, A. Haddad, M. Essaaidi, and M. Faqir, "A Novel Interconnection Technique Using Zero-Degree Phase Shifting Microstrip TL for RF QFN Package at S-Band," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 67, 125-130, 2017.
doi:10.2528/PIERL17031301

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