MMICS in the USA-Status and modeling issues

Pucel, R. A. (1992) MMICS in the USA-Status and modeling issues. In: Gallium Arsenide Applications Symposium. GAAS 1992, 27-29 April 1992, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
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Significant developments in microwave device modeling and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology have transpired in the USA (during the last 3-4 years. These developments have been broad-based, encompassing both materials and device technology in a manufacturing environment as well as component and device modeling, off- and on-wafer testing, CAD software development and packaging among others. Much of the impetus for this progress has been the substantial funding under the Microwave- and Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuit (MIMIC) program managed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and administered by the Tri-Service Agencies. Other important developments, outside of this effort, also have taken place, especially in HBT device and circuit design, as well as in civilian applications of MMICs such as GPS and wireless cable. This presentation is a status review of some of the highlights in MMIC development in the USA during the last several years both within and outside of the MIMIC program. Also to be addressed are the major modeling issues that need be resolved to make possible high performance, low cost MMICs a reality.

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