Distributed Integrated Circuits: An Alternative Approach to High-Frequency Design


Distributed integrated circuits are presented as a methodology to design high-frequency communication building blocks. Distributed circuits operate based on multiple parallel signal paths working in synchronization that can be used to enhance the frequency of operation, combine power, and enhance the robustness of the design. These multiple signal paths usually result in strong couplings inside the circuit that necessitate a treatment spanning architecture, circuits, devices, and electromagnetic levels of abstraction

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