MEM relay for reconfigurable RF circuits

R. E. Mihailovich, Moonil Kim, J. B. Hacker, E. A. Sovero, J. Studer, J. A. Higgins, J. F. DeNatale

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Abstract

We describe a microelectromechanical (MEM) relay technology for high-performance reconfigurable RF circuits. This microrelay, fabricated using surface micromachining, is a metal contact relay with electrical isolation between signal and drive lines. This relay provides excellent switching performance over a broad frequency band (insertion loss of 0.1 dB and isolation of 30 dB at 40 GHz), versatility in switch circuit configurations (microstrip and coplanar, shunt and series), and the capability for monolithic integration with high-frequency electronics. In addition, this MEM relay technology has demonstrated yields and lifetimes that are promising for RF circuit implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Feb 1

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Networks (circuits)
Surface micromachining
isolation
Insertion losses
Frequency bands
shunts
Electronic equipment
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micromachining
Switches
insertion loss
electric contacts
switches
Metals
life (durability)
configurations
electronics
metals

Keywords

  • Broadband
  • MEM
  • Reconfigurable
  • Relay
  • Reliability

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mihailovich, R. E., Kim, M., Hacker, J. B., Sovero, E. A., Studer, J., Higgins, J. A., & DeNatale, J. F. (2001). MEM relay for reconfigurable RF circuits. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 11(2), 53-55. https://doi.org/10.1109/7260.914300

MEM relay for reconfigurable RF circuits. / Mihailovich, R. E.; Kim, Moonil; Hacker, J. B.; Sovero, E. A.; Studer, J.; Higgins, J. A.; DeNatale, J. F.

In: IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 11, No. 2, 01.02.2001, p. 53-55.

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Mihailovich, RE, Kim, M, Hacker, JB, Sovero, EA, Studer, J, Higgins, JA & DeNatale, JF 2001, 'MEM relay for reconfigurable RF circuits', IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 53-55. https://doi.org/10.1109/7260.914300
Mihailovich RE, Kim M, Hacker JB, Sovero EA, Studer J, Higgins JA et al. MEM relay for reconfigurable RF circuits. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. 2001 Feb 1;11(2):53-55. https://doi.org/10.1109/7260.914300
Mihailovich, R. E. ; Kim, Moonil ; Hacker, J. B. ; Sovero, E. A. ; Studer, J. ; Higgins, J. A. ; DeNatale, J. F. / MEM relay for reconfigurable RF circuits. In: IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 53-55.
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