RF MEMS and MMIC based Reconfigurable Matching Networks for Adaptive Multi-Band RF Front-Ends

R. Malmqvist, C. Samuelsson, Pekka Rantakari, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä, D. Smith, Jussi Varis, R. Baggen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this paper, we present GaAs MMIC based reconfigurable RF MEMS impedance matching networks for highly integrated (potentially single-chip) frequency-agile LNAs and adaptive multi-band front-ends. Such GaAs MMIC based RF MEMS LNA matching networks have been realized with a frequency tuning range of 40% (10-16 GHz and 15-23 GHz, respectively) and 1-3 dB of in-band losses. Simulated tunable LNA results based on measured data of GaAs MMIC MEMS matching circuits (and simulated data of MEMS matching networks made on quartz) show the potential of achieving a high gain and low in-band noise figure over such wide tuning ranges
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5753-3, 978-1-4244-5751-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010 - Aveiro, Portugal
Duration: 22 Feb 201023 Feb 2010

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010
Abbreviated titleIMWS 2010
CountryPortugal
CityAveiro
Period22/02/1023/02/10

Fingerprint

Monolithic microwave integrated circuits
MEMS
Tuning
Noise figure
Quartz
Networks (circuits)

Keywords

  • Low noise amplifiers
  • matching networks
  • radio frequency microelectromechanical system (RF MEMS)

Cite this

Malmqvist, R., Samuelsson, C., Rantakari, P., Vähä-Heikkilä, T., Smith, D., Varis, J., & Baggen, R. (2010). RF MEMS and MMIC based Reconfigurable Matching Networks for Adaptive Multi-Band RF Front-Ends. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IMWS.2010.5440973
Malmqvist, R. ; Samuelsson, C. ; Rantakari, Pekka ; Vähä-Heikkilä, Tauno ; Smith, D. ; Varis, Jussi ; Baggen, R. / RF MEMS and MMIC based Reconfigurable Matching Networks for Adaptive Multi-Band RF Front-Ends. Proceedings of the IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2010.
@inproceedings{569fe052bfdd47c3add095c67bcc3276,
title = "RF MEMS and MMIC based Reconfigurable Matching Networks for Adaptive Multi-Band RF Front-Ends",
abstract = "In this paper, we present GaAs MMIC based reconfigurable RF MEMS impedance matching networks for highly integrated (potentially single-chip) frequency-agile LNAs and adaptive multi-band front-ends. Such GaAs MMIC based RF MEMS LNA matching networks have been realized with a frequency tuning range of 40{\%} (10-16 GHz and 15-23 GHz, respectively) and 1-3 dB of in-band losses. Simulated tunable LNA results based on measured data of GaAs MMIC MEMS matching circuits (and simulated data of MEMS matching networks made on quartz) show the potential of achieving a high gain and low in-band noise figure over such wide tuning ranges",
keywords = "Low noise amplifiers, matching networks, radio frequency microelectromechanical system (RF MEMS)",
author = "R. Malmqvist and C. Samuelsson and Pekka Rantakari and Tauno V{\"a}h{\"a}-Heikkil{\"a} and D. Smith and Jussi Varis and R. Baggen",
note = "Project code: 20392",
year = "2010",
doi = "10.1109/IMWS.2010.5440973",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-1-4244-5753-3",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010",
publisher = "Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE",
address = "United States",

}

Malmqvist, R, Samuelsson, C, Rantakari, P, Vähä-Heikkilä, T, Smith, D, Varis, J & Baggen, R 2010, RF MEMS and MMIC based Reconfigurable Matching Networks for Adaptive Multi-Band RF Front-Ends. in Proceedings of the IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010, Aveiro, Portugal, 22/02/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/IMWS.2010.5440973

RF MEMS and MMIC based Reconfigurable Matching Networks for Adaptive Multi-Band RF Front-Ends. / Malmqvist, R.; Samuelsson, C.; Rantakari, Pekka; Vähä-Heikkilä, Tauno; Smith, D.; Varis, Jussi; Baggen, R.

Proceedings of the IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - RF MEMS and MMIC based Reconfigurable Matching Networks for Adaptive Multi-Band RF Front-Ends

AU - Malmqvist, R.

AU - Samuelsson, C.

AU - Rantakari, Pekka

AU - Vähä-Heikkilä, Tauno

AU - Smith, D.

AU - Varis, Jussi

AU - Baggen, R.

N1 - Project code: 20392

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - In this paper, we present GaAs MMIC based reconfigurable RF MEMS impedance matching networks for highly integrated (potentially single-chip) frequency-agile LNAs and adaptive multi-band front-ends. Such GaAs MMIC based RF MEMS LNA matching networks have been realized with a frequency tuning range of 40% (10-16 GHz and 15-23 GHz, respectively) and 1-3 dB of in-band losses. Simulated tunable LNA results based on measured data of GaAs MMIC MEMS matching circuits (and simulated data of MEMS matching networks made on quartz) show the potential of achieving a high gain and low in-band noise figure over such wide tuning ranges

AB - In this paper, we present GaAs MMIC based reconfigurable RF MEMS impedance matching networks for highly integrated (potentially single-chip) frequency-agile LNAs and adaptive multi-band front-ends. Such GaAs MMIC based RF MEMS LNA matching networks have been realized with a frequency tuning range of 40% (10-16 GHz and 15-23 GHz, respectively) and 1-3 dB of in-band losses. Simulated tunable LNA results based on measured data of GaAs MMIC MEMS matching circuits (and simulated data of MEMS matching networks made on quartz) show the potential of achieving a high gain and low in-band noise figure over such wide tuning ranges

KW - Low noise amplifiers

KW - matching networks

KW - radio frequency microelectromechanical system (RF MEMS)

U2 - 10.1109/IMWS.2010.5440973

DO - 10.1109/IMWS.2010.5440973

M3 - Conference article in proceedings

SN - 978-1-4244-5753-3

SN - 978-1-4244-5751-9

BT - Proceedings of the IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010

PB - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE

ER -

Malmqvist R, Samuelsson C, Rantakari P, Vähä-Heikkilä T, Smith D, Varis J et al. RF MEMS and MMIC based Reconfigurable Matching Networks for Adaptive Multi-Band RF Front-Ends. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-Ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, IMWS 2010. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2010 https://doi.org/10.1109/IMWS.2010.5440973