Inductors in LTCC utilizing full tape thickness features

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dc.contributor.author Boutz, Adam
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-11T15:41:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-11T15:41:34Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-11T15:41:34Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1397
dc.description.abstract Inductors have been produced in LTCC in a unique manner that increases the cross-sectional area of the conductor. The method uses metal-filled trenches and cavities in the tape to create conductors which are as thick as an entire layer of tape. This geometry helps to compensate for high-frequency non-idealities such as skin effect, current crowding, and proximity effect. An array of test structures has been fabricated. The measured results achieved inductors with Qs of 60 and suggest that Qs up to 100 are possible. Accurate measurements of such values require careful consideration of error sources and are discussed. A potential application of the inductors is presented in a two-pole filter, which has been modeled and fabricated. Lastly, a list of conclusions which would be helpful for future work on this subject is presented. en
dc.description.sponsorship Sandia National Laboratories; Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject LTCC en
dc.subject Inductors en
dc.subject High-Q en
dc.subject FTTF en
dc.title Inductors in LTCC utilizing full tape thickness features en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree Master of Science en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering en
dc.description.advisor William B. Kuhn en
dc.subject.umi Engineering, Electronics and Electrical (0544) en
dc.date.published 2009 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en


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