RF MEMS and GaAs based reconfigurable RF front-end components for wide-band multi-functional phased arrays

R. Malmqvist, A. Gustafsson, T. Nilsson, C. Samuelsson, I. Ferrer, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä, R. Erickson

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Abstract

We study possibilities of implementing flexible and programmable components for the RF front-ends of wideband multi-functional phased arrays using GaAs MMIC and RF MEMS technologies. The use of MEMS reconfigurable matching networks in tunable bandpass LNAs is proposed to achieve wider tuning ranges (e.g. 6.5-9.9GHz is obtained according to simulations) and adequate performance of such LNAs. We further demonstrate the potential for monolithic integration with active devices by showing how variable MEMS capacitors may be realized in a GaAs foundry process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th European Microwave Conference
Subtitle of host publicationManchester, UK, 10-15 September 2006
Place of PublicationManchester, UK
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages1798-1801
ISBN (Print)2-9600551-6-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Keywords

  • MMIC amplifiers
  • microelectromechanical devices
  • impedance matching
  • phased arrays

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    Malmqvist, R., Gustafsson, A., Nilsson, T., Samuelsson, C., Ferrer, I., Vähä-Heikkilä, T., & Erickson, R. (2006). RF MEMS and GaAs based reconfigurable RF front-end components for wide-band multi-functional phased arrays. In Proceedings of the 36th European Microwave Conference: Manchester, UK, 10-15 September 2006 (pp. 1798-1801). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/EUMC.2006.281020