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Title: An easy to control all-metal in-line-series ohmic RF MEMS switch
Authors: Spasos, M
Charalampidis, N
Tsiakmakis, K
Nilavalan, R
Keywords: Ohmic RF MEMS switch
Simplicity
Controllability
Reliability
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation: Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 71(1): 21-28, Apr 2012
Abstract: The analysis, design and simulation of a novel easy to control all-metal in-line-series ohmic RF MEMS switch is presented, for applications where the operating frequency ranges from DC to 4 GHz. The proposed switch, due to its unique shape and size, assures high isolation and great linearity fulfilling the necessary requirements as concerns loss, power handling and power consumption. Simplicity has been set as the key success factor implying robustness and high fabrication yield. On the other hand, the specially designed cantilever-shape (hammerhead) allows distributed actuation force ensuring high controllability as well as reliability making the presented RF MEMS switch one of its kind.
Description: Copyright @ 2010 Springer-Verlag
URI: http://www.springerlink.com/content/b132814135403878/
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5585
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10470-010-9573-6
ISSN: 0925-1030
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