This week's featured invention patented by Texas inventors is within CPC Section H: Electricity.
Inventor(s): Swaminathan Sankaran, Allen; Brian P. Ginsburg, Allen; Vijay B. Rentala, Plano; Srinath M. Ramaswamy, Murphy; Eunyoung Seok, Plano; Baher Haroun, Allen; Bradley A. Kramer, Plano; Hassan Ali, Murphy; Nirmal C. Warke, Irving
Assignee(s): TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED, Dallas
Abstract: An apparatus is provided. Transmission line cells are formed in a first region. A first metallization layer is formed over the transmission line cells within a portion of the first region. At least a portion of the first metallization layer is electrically coupled to the plurality of transmission line cells. A second metallization layer is formed over the first metallization layer with an interconnect portion, and overlay portion, and a first balun. The interconnect portion at least partially extends into the first region, and the overlay portion is within the first region. The first balun winding is electrically coupled to the overlay portion and partially extends into a second region. The first region partially surrounds the second region. A third metallization layer is formed over the second metallization layer having a second balun winding within the second region, where the second winding is generally coaxial with the first balun winding.