A true curved spiral inductor design including ground shield pattern

questex09.in : A true curved spiral inductor design including ground shield pattern

Requires: QUEST Minimum Versions: QUEST 2.0.2.R

This example is a true curved spiral inductor. To load and run this example, select the Load example button in DeckBuild. This will copy the input file, GDSII file and results to your current working directory. Select the run button to execute the example.

The GDSII file can be viewed in MaskViews, Expert or any other layout editing tool that can read GDSII format. The process is a generic process using six metal levels and standard values for the conductivity and permittivity.

Since the inductor in this example has a diameter of approximately 300um, the depth of the substrate in the simulation was chosen to be 400um. A grid is above the inductor.

A two port simulation is defined. The first port is between the electrodes "in" and "gnd". The second port is between the electrodes "out" and "gnd". The reference electrode "gnd" is on the grid above the inductor.

All the results will be placed in a directory structure under the name "questex09_db" which was defined with the SAVE command.

Three dimensional structure files can be viewed with TonyPlot3d. All other RLCG and Q versus frequency data can be viewed with TonyPlot.