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Pi-shaped MEMS architecture for lowering actuation voltage of RF switching

Mafinejad, Yasser, Kouzani, Abbas Z., Mafinezhad, Khalil and Golmakani, Abbas 2009, Pi-shaped MEMS architecture for lowering actuation voltage of RF switching, IEICE electronics express, vol. 6, no. 20, pp. 1483-1489.

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Title Pi-shaped MEMS architecture for lowering actuation voltage of RF switching
Author(s) Mafinejad, Yasser
Kouzani, Abbas Z.
Mafinezhad, Khalil
Golmakani, Abbas
Journal name IEICE electronics express
Volume number 6
Issue number 20
Start page 1483
End page 1489
Total pages 7
Publisher Denshi Jouhou Tsuushin Gakkai (Institute of Electronics Information and Communication Engineers)
Place of publication Tokyo, Japan
Publication date 2009-10-25
ISSN 1349-2543
1349-9467
Keyword(s) RF MEMS switch
actuation voltage
RF characteristics
pi matching architecture
Summary A wide band low actuation capacitive coupling electrostatic RF MEMS switching device is presented in this paper. The device includes a pi-shaped matching architecture containing two switches connected by a high impedance short transmission line. The device can act as a switch for any desired frequency whilst requiring only 12volts for actuation. By optimizing the length and the characteristic impedance of the transmission line, the switch can be tailored for desired frequency bands. The switch is calculated and simulated for Ka to V frequency bands demonstrating excellent improvements of RF characteristics.
Language eng
Field of Research 091306 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
090604 Microelectronics and Integrated Circuits
Socio Economic Objective 861603 Integrated Circuits and Devices
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028677

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