Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits: Design Strategies for First-Time Success

Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits: Design Strategies for First-Time Success

Date of original webcast: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Duration: 1 hour

Format: mp4

Summary

The ever-expanding need for higher data rates is accelerating the development of 5G cellular systems, millimeter-wave backhaul microwave links, and ultrawide-band highly integrated circuits. Concurrently, commercial and military applications are seeking the replacement of discrete hybrid solutions with MMICs to increase performance andreduce size, weight, power, and cost (so called “SWaP-C”). The development cycle of MMICs in III-V semiconductors (e.g., GaAs, GaN, and InP) is costly and time consuming. However, a successful design can dramatically reduce the cost per unit, increase performance, and extend the reliability of the entire system.

This webinar reviews the cost drivers in the MMIC development cycle, the expected cost per unit, critical active/passive modeling techniques, estimation of MMIC life-time, and instability suppression.

Speakers

Ali Darwish

Ali Darwish

Michael C. Hamilton

Michael C. Hamilton

Dr. Michael C. Hamilton is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Deptartment at Auburn University and the Assistant Director of the Alabama Microelectronics Science and Technology Center.