A novel radio-frequency (RF) microelectromechanical system (MEMS) single-stub impedance tuner has been developed. The design is based on combining the loaded line technique with the single-stub topology to obtain wide impedance coverage with high |ΓMAX|. The tuner consist of ten switched MEMS capacitors producing 1024 (210) different impedances. The design has been optimized for noise parameter and load-pull measurements of active devices and shows excellent measured impedance coverage over the 20-50 GHz frequency range.
- impedance tuner
- matching network
- noise parameters
- radio-frequency (RF) microelectromechanical system (MEMS)