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Vibrating RF MEMS overview: applications to wireless communications
Author(s): Clark T.-C. Nguyen
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Paper Abstract

Micromechanical RF filters and reference oscillators based on recently demonstrated vibrating on-chip micromechani-cal resonators with Q's >10,000 at 1.5 GHz, are described as an attractive solution to the increasing count of RF components (e.g., filters) expected to be needed by future multi-band wireless devices. With Q's this high in on-chip abun-dance, such devices might also enable a paradigm-shift in transceiver design where the advantages of high-Q are emphasized, rather than suppressed, resulting in enhanced robustness and power savings. An overview of the latest in vi-brating RF MEMS technology is presented with an addendum on remaining issues to be addressed for insertion into tomorrow's handsets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5715, Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology X, (22 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.608015
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Clark T.-C. Nguyen, University of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5715:
Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology X
Mary-Ann Maher; Harold D. Stewart, Editor(s)

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