Extremely Wideband CMOS Circuits For Future THz Applications

  • Lorenzo Tripodi
  • Marion K. Matters-Kammerer
  • Dave van Goor
  • Xin Hu
  • Anders Rydberg


Recent results in IC design have demonstrated the possibility to realize CMOS circuits working in the 100 GHz-1 THz band. In this chapter the design and measurements of a CMOS nonlinear transmission line and a CMOS Schottky diode sampling bridge are presented. Large-signal measurements of the nonlinear transmission lines from 6 to 168 GHz are shown. Time-domain measurements showing the possibility to sample ultrafast signals with fall time of 4.6 ps are described too. These two extremely wide band devices will be used as essential building blocks for the future implementation of a CMOS-based coherent THz spectrometer and imager.


Transmission Line CMOS Technology Schottky Diode Stray Capacitance Harmonic Mixer 
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The authors thank Dr. S. Cheng for help in assembling the measurement setup. This work is funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no. FP7-224189 (ULTRA project,


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenzo Tripodi
    • 1
  • Marion K. Matters-Kammerer
    • 2
  • Dave van Goor
    • 1
  • Xin Hu
    • 3
  • Anders Rydberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Philips ResearchEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Electrical EngineeringTU EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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