This work is supported by Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia through the project III-45021 and is integrated in EUREKA project E!4570 IPCTECH.
Topical Section: Ceramic Interconnect and Ceramic Metallization Technologies (Guest Editor: Richard Eitel)
Benefits of the LTCC Substrate Configuration with an Air-Gap for Realization of RF Inductor with High Q-Factor and SRF
Article first published online: 13 JAN 2012
© 2011 American Ceramic Society
International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 1–10, January/February 2012
How to Cite
Radosavljević, G. J., Marić, A. M., Smetana, W. and Živanov, L. D. (2012), Benefits of the LTCC Substrate Configuration with an Air-Gap for Realization of RF Inductor with High Q-Factor and SRF. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 9: 1–10. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7402.2011.02695.x
- Issue published online: 13 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 13 JAN 2012
- Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia
This article offers a detail description of design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of inductors on different substrate configurations intended for application in radio frequency range. The presented inductors are meander type structures fabricated using low temperature co-fired ceramic technology. Different substrate configurations incorporate placement of an air-gap beneath the inductor. Obtained results present over 30% increase in quality factor and widening of the operating frequency range by over 55% in comparison with inductors on standard substrate configurations.