Miniaturized Bandpass Filters as Ultrathin 3-D IPDs and Embedded Thinfilms in 3-D Glass Modules Article

cited authors

  • Sitaraman, S; Sukumaran, V; Pulugurtha, MR; Wu, Z; Suzuki, Y; Kim, Y; Sundaram, V; Kim, J; Tummala, RR

abstract

  • This paper presents the modeling, design, fabrication, and characterization of an innovative and miniaturized thin-film bandpass filter with coupled spiral structures in ultrathin glass substrates (30-100μ m). This filter is demonstrated for two applications: 3-D integrated passive devices and embedded thinfilm filters in RF modules. A compact filter design was achieved through an integrated resonant structure that effectively utilizes the inductive and capacitive coupling between metal layers on either side of an ultrathin glass substrate or organic build-up layer. The designed filters (layout area <1 mm2 with 80-150μ m device thickness) were fabricated on a 30-μ m-thin glass substrate using a panel-based low-cost approach with double-side thin-film wiring processes. The effect of process variations on the performance of the proposed structures was also studied. Furthermore, an improved WLAN filter is designed and demonstrated by employing specific structural modifications. The measured frequency response of the filters shows good model-to-hardware correlation, with very low insertion loss (0.6 dB) in the passband, and high adjacent-band rejection (>25 dB).

publication date

  • September 1, 2017

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1410

end page

  • 1418

volume

  • 7

issue

  • 9