MEMS module integration into SiGe BiCMOS technology for embedded system applications
Beitrag zu einer Konferenz
FacultiesFakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften und Informatik
IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM), 2012-09-30 - 2012-10-03, Portland, OR
The introduction of radio frequency micro-electro-mechanical systems (RFMEMS) as a monolithic option into state-of-the-art Si/SiGe BiCMOS foundry processes has paved the way for single chip radio frequency microsystems at millimeter wave frequencies. Deep silicon substrate etch techniques have also been developed to prevent high substrate losses which help in achieving high performance passive components at mm-wave frequencies. Using the same process techniques, realization of highly efficient on-chip antennas has become feasible, which in the millimeter-wave range no longer come with a hefty chip real estate penalty. In this paper, the current status of embedded BiCMOS+MEMS technology development is presented. Reconfigurable circuits using embedded RFMEMS switches and mm-wave transceivers with on-chip antennas are also discussed as application examples.
Original publicationProceedings IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM 2012), Portland, OR, USA, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2012
Subject HeadingsMEMS [GND]
Embedded computer systems [LCSH]