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Embedded Temperature Sensors to Characterize RF and mmW Analog Circuits

Josep Altet, Diego Mateo, and Jose Silva-Martinez

CONTENTS

17.1    Introduction

17.2    Physical Principles of Temperature Monitoring to Test RF Circuits

17.3    The Relationship between Analog Circuits’ Electrical Performances and the Temperature Increase Generated

17.4    Temperature Sensing Strategy: Differential Temperature Sensors

17.5    Experimental Examples

17.6    Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

17.1  INTRODUCTION

Technology scaling has involved advances in the integration of radio frequency (RF) circuits that have allowed the development of high-performance communication systems. As the complexity of these systems-on-chip (SoCs) grows, their complexity ...

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