RF MEMS Switches for Mobile Communication

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Steeneken, Peter and Herfst, Rodolf and Suy, Hilco and Goossens, Martijn and Beek van, Joost and Bielen, Jeroen and Stulemeijer, Jiri and Schmitz, Jurriaan (2008) RF MEMS Switches for Mobile Communication. Future Fab International, 24 . pp. 24-30.

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Abstract:Switched capacitors based on radio frequency microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMS) can enable a breakthrough in radio technology. Their switching principle is based on the mechanical movement of the plates of a parallel plate capacitor using the electrostatic force. The resulting difference in capacitance is used to switch an RF signal. This article discusses the device physics and application of these Microsystems.
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