Quick development of multifunctional MMICs by using three-dimensional masterslice MMIC technology

Ichihiko Toyoda, Makoto Hirano, Masami Tokumitsu, Yuhki Imai, Kenjiro Nishikawa, Kenji Kamogawa, Suehiro Sugitani

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Abstract

A procedure for quickly developing highly integrated multifunctional MMICs by using the three-dimensional masterslice MMIC technology has been developed. The structures and advanced features of this technology, such as miniature transmission lines, a broadside coupler, and miniature function block circuits, enable multifunctional MMICs to be quickly and easily developed. These unique features and basic concept of the masterslice technology are discussed and reviewed to examine the advantages of this technology. As an example of quick MMIC development, an amplifier, a mixer, and a down-converter are fabricated on a newly designed master array.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1951-1958
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
VolumeE82-C
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Down-converter
  • LMDS
  • Masterslice
  • MMIC
  • Quick development
  • Three-dimensional

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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