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This paper describes an electronic packaging topology using embedded transmission line (ETL) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC) that have been flip-chip mounted on a beryllia (BeO) micro-ball grid array (/spl mu/BGA) ceramic carrier with a z-axis interconnect material. Small signal S-parameters are presented at each stage during the assembly process and negligible frequency shifts are observed due to the flip-chip packaging before and after encapsulation. Increased gains of 2.0 dB with the unencapsulated and 2.2 dB with the encapsulated packaged part are observed compared to the on-wafer measurements at 10 GHz under the same bias conditions.
Microwave Symposium Digest, 1998 IEEE MTT-S International (Volume:3 )
Date of Conference: 7-12 June 1998