By Topic

DCS Tx filters using AlN resonators with iridium electrodes

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

7 Author(s)
Clement, M. ; Grupo de Microsistemas y Mater. Electronicos (GMME), Univ. Politec. de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain ; Iborra, E. ; Olivares, J. ; Rimmer, N.
more authors

In this paper we present the design, fabrication technology, and characterization of BAW filters for the Digital Cellular System (DCS) Tx-band at 1.75 GHz. The filters are fabricated with AlN-based solidly mounted resonators (SMR) using iridium electrodes, in an attempt to increase the effective electromechanical coupling factor of the BAW devices and achieve the bandwidth requirements of DCS filters. The design and optimization of the filters is performed with a simulation tool that uses a circuit model to compute the filter frequency response. Tx filters with balanced inputs and outputs and different topologies are designed and fabricated. The experimental filter response is compared with the simulations to determine the suitability of each design. DCS bandwidth requirements are fulfilled by using Ir/AlN/Ir stacks.

Published in:

Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:57 ,  Issue: 3 )