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Fractal capacitors

Samavati, Hirad and Hajimiri, Ali and Shahani, Arvin and Nasserbakht, Gitty and Lee, Thomas (1998) Fractal capacitors. In: 1998 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference: Digest of Technical Papers. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ , pp. 256-257. ISBN 0-7803-4344-1.

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This paper introduces a high-density linear capacitor structure with low bottom-plate parasitics. The density of such a structure improves as process technologies scale. Fractal capacitors retain the linearity of metal-to-metal capacitors with limited degradation of Q. The structures automatically limit the length of the thin metal sections to a few microns, keeping the series resistance reasonably small. Another advantage is the reduction of bottom-plate capacitance because of the smaller area.

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Additional Information:© 1998 IEEE. Date of Current Version: 06 August 2002. The authors acknowledge T. Ahrens for helpful discussions.
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Official Citation:Samavati, H.; Hajimiri, A.; Shahani, A.; Nasserbakht, G.; Lee, T.; , "Fractal capacitors," Solid-State Circuits Conference, 1998. Digest of Technical Papers. 1998 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.256-257, 5-7 Feb 1998 doi: 10.1109/ISSCC.1998.672459 URL:
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