INTERNAL ISOLATION RINGS IMPROVE VCO PERFORMANCE
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-11
This publication describes a method that allows for the substantial size reduction of an electrical circuit with- out a degradation in the electrical performance of the circuit. Interactions (commonly referred to as "coupling effects") due to the close proximity of components, interconnections and signal traces often result in a reduc- tion of electrical performance parameters. With increas- ing emphasis on miniaturization along with higher operating frequencies this method provides a simple yet effective way to achieve the desired reduction in circuit size without sacrificing electrical performance.