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but until then it is probably not worth the effort. Regardless, there are still
lots of great posts in the archive that ware worth looking at.
Below are the old forum threads, including responses to the original posts.
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Post subject: MMIC Layout design guidance Posted: Wed
Oct 04, 2006 2:08 am
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006
I need some MMIC Layout
design guidance. If any body has some material (including papers books
website content) on it, Please let me know.
Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:02 am
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:33 pm
I do not know of any single or general
sources of good literature on MMIC layout. however, I do know that many
of the best technqiues begin with analog layout principle, and then
move on to RF layout by straight forward approaches and 3d modeling.
I would recommend "The Art of Analog layout" by Alan Hastings.
http://www.amazon.com/Art-Analog-Layout ... F8&s=books
is a good place to start for understanding the nuances of layout with
regard to sensitive IC circuits.
From there, I would recommend
RF cmos design books like Tom Lee's "The design of CMOS Radio Frequency
I own both of these books and find then extremely
useful and well written.
CMOS RF and Analog