Mmic technology for communication systems

Masayoshi Aikawa, Nobuaki Imai, Tsuneo Tokumitsu, Masahiro Muraguchi

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Abstract

MMIC technology is recently progressing at a rapid rate and is now being applied in communications systems. However, there remain few practical applications. This is mainly due to the high cost of conventional mmics because of the small market size and specialized needs. This paper introduces three new technical approaches that overcome the problems: uniplanar mmic, line unified fet^lufet), and multilayer mmic. Concepts and several examples of these technologies are described. It is shown that these technologies are effective not only for cost reduction but also for increased performance. In addition, one example of system application is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-477
Number of pages9
JournalAnnales Des Télécommunications
Volume47
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1992

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Keywords

  • Field effect transistor
  • Microwave integrated circuit
  • Microwave line
  • Monolithic integrated circuit
  • Multilayered structure
  • Planar technology
  • Radiocommunication

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