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  • [Front cover - 1984 MWSYM]

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): f1
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  • Symposium Steering Committee (1984 [MWSYM])

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):iii - iv
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  • Author Index (1984 [MWSYM])

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): ix
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  • IEEE 1984 Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Monolithic Circuits Symposium - Digest of papers [front matter]

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):i - ii
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):vii - viii
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  • Welcome [1984 MWSYM]

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): vi
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  • The Technical Program (1984 [MWSYM])

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): v
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  • [Back cover - 1984 MWSYM]

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): b1
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  • Capacitively Coupled Traveling-Wave Power Amplifier

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):52 - 54
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    A new circuit concept which significantly improves the power-handling capability of a traveling-wave amplifier by coupling the active devices to the input gate line through discrete series capacitors is described. The approach is applied to a 2-8 GHz monolithic amplifier design. View full abstract»

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  • An 8-18 GHz Monolithic Two-Stage Low Noise Amplifier

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):49 - 51
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    A wideband monolithic low noise amplifier which covers the frequency band from 8 to 18 GHz has been designed and fabricated. The amplifier has a noise figure less than 4.3 dB and an associated gain of 8.5 dB across the entire band. A revised version of the amplifier which has a design goal of sub-four dB noise figure and an associated gain of 12 dB has been processed. Measured data will be present... View full abstract»

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  • A 69 GHz Monolithic FET Oscillator

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):62 - 66
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    A monolithic oscillator was fabricated using conventional planar FET technology. The active device used was a 0.35x60 micron FET fabricated on an active layer formed by ion implantation into an undoped VPE buffer layer. Frequency stability is achieved using either an on-chip microstrip resonant circuit or by adding a 30 mil diameter dielectric resonator directly onto the 50 mil square GaAs chip. W... View full abstract»

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  • GaAs Monolithic MIC Mixer-IF Amplifiers for Direct Broadcast Satellite Receivers

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):19 - 23
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    An MMIC mixer-IF amplifier (MIX-IFA) and a band-pass filter (BPF) have been developed for DBS receiver applications. The MIX-IFA chip with a size of 2.0 x 2.25 mm2contains a balanced-type diode mixer using a newly designed 3-dB hybrid circuit and a resistive feedback-type single-stage IF amplifier. The MIX-IFA shows a noise figure of <=72 dB and a conversion gain of 1.5 dB for signal... View full abstract»

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  • Low Noise High Electron Mobility Transistors

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):83 - 87
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    Sub-half-micron gate length High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT) were fabricated by direct-write electron beam lithography for low noise EHF amplifiers. Modulation-doped epitaxial structures were grown by molecular beam epitaxy having 8,000 cm2/ V-sec room temperature and 77,600 cm /sup2// V-sec liquid nitrogen Hall mobility for 10/sup12/ electrons/cm2 . Gate lengths as ... View full abstract»

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  • A Monolithic Multi-Stage 6-18 GHz Feedback Amplifier

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):45 - 48
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    A design approach and circuit modeling method, which includes parasitic effects, will be presented for a two-stage monolithic feedback amplifier with enhanced high frequency performance. Using the proposed approach, a 6-18 GHz amplifier has been demonstrated with low input/output VSWR, respectable noise figure (6 dB) and a minimum gain of 8 dB. View full abstract»

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  • A Family of Four Monolithic VCO MIC's Covering 2-18 GHz

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):58 - 61
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    Four GaAs monolithic voltage controlled oscillator chips were designed and fabricated which cover the 2-4 GHz, 4-7 GHz, 7-12 GHz, and 12-18 GHz bands. Minimum output power of the four bands was +12 dBm in the 12-18 GHz band with a maximum output power of +20 dBm in the 7-12 GHz band. Typical power flatness was +-5 dBm in any band. The monolithic chips include a FET, two varactors, gate and source ... View full abstract»

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  • Wideband S-C Band Monolithic Phase Shifter

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):11 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (2)
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    A wideband monolithic phase shifter operating in the 2-8 GHz frequency range is reported. Six GaAs FETs per bit are used as switch elements in a bridge configuration which alternatively becomes a highpass or a low-pass section. Their low impedance state is modeled as a resistor, the high impedance state as a combination of capacitors and resistors. In the design approach, the high impedance state ... View full abstract»

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  • A Microwave Phase and Gain Controller with Segmented-Dual-Gate MESFETs in GaAs MMICs

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1 - 5
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    A novel segmented-dual-gate MESFET device which provides precise gain control over broad microwave bandwidth by using prescribed gate-width-ratio is presented. The digitally-controlled precision microwave gain scaler has potential application as an ultra-wide band microwave attenuator or active microwave phase shifter. The design and test results of GaAs MMIC active attenuator and hybrid phase shi... View full abstract»

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  • Calibration Methods for Microwave Wafer Probing

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):78 - 82
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    A new level of accuracy in the measurement of microwave parasitic has been achieved, due to the combined development of microwave wafer probes and on-wafer impedance standards. Repeatable losses and reflections in the probes can be readily removed from measured data, but radiation losses and crosstalk cannot be corrected and must be minimized. Oneport and twoport on-wafer standards for several pro... View full abstract»

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  • A Miniature 2-18 GHz Monolithic GaAs Distributed Amplifier

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):41 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (3)
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    A 2-18 GHz monolithic GaAs distributed amplifier has been developed with over 6dB gain +- 0.5 dB gain ripple, less ttlan 2.0 input and output VSWR less than 7.5 dB noise figure, and greater than 17 dBm power output capability. The amplifier is designed with dual-gate GaAs FET's and measures .75 mm by .85 mm (.64 mm2). The small size insures high circuit yield and makes the part cost eff... View full abstract»

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  • A GaAs Monolithic 6-18 GHz Medium Power Amplifier

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):55 - 57
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    A monolithic two-stage medium power amplifier, fabricated on GaAs and designed to cover the 6-18 GHz frequency band, is described. Amplifier circuit topology, process sequence, and measured performance results are presented. Chips from several epitaxial and ion implanted slices have demonstrated good output power and gain performance across the 7.0-17.0 GHz band, achieving an average of 27.3 dBm (... View full abstract»

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  • A W-Band Monolithic GaAs Crossbar Mixer

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):67 - 69
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    A fuIly monolithic crossbar mixer has been designed and fabricated for operation at W-band (75 to 110 GHz). A typicaI conversion loss of 9 dB with a variation of less than +-0.5 dB has been measured, and a minimum conversion loss of 7.5 dB has been measured at 76 GHz. View full abstract»

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  • Si-Monolithic Microwave Prescaler IC

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):24 - 28
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    This paper describes a Si Monolithic microwave Prescaler IC with a toggle frequency of 3.9 GHz. To optimize circuit parameters and to determine the dominant transistor parameters, precise computer simulation has been used. An improved IC manufacturing process was developed to achieve the desired parameters and to obtain a transistor cut-off frequency of 10 GHz. View full abstract»

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  • High Efficiency GaAs MBE Power FETs for Ka-Band

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):87 - 90
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    Submicron gate length, 300 micron gate width GaAs FETs were fabricated on MBE material using direct write e-beam lithography. Evaluation of the devices in a Ka-band test fixture with fin line transitions resulted in an amplifier output power of 110 mw with 11 percent power added efficiency at 30 GHz. At 2.9 dB gain the power per unit gate width is .46 W/mm referenced to the device. This is the hig... View full abstract»

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  • Monolithic Gallium Arsenide I-Q Demodulator

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):14 - 18
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    The monolithic gallium arsenide demodulator described herein demodulates the in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) components of two signal channels on carriers identical in frequency but in quadrature phase relationships. The present demodulator is shown to be closely matched because of close matching of component parameters achieved by fabricating the entire demodulator on a single gallium arsenide ch... View full abstract»

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  • An Analog X-Band Phase Shifter

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):6 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (1)
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    A hybrid-coupled phase shifter has been fabricated monolithically using reverse-biased Schottky varactor diodes to continuously vary phase with an analog control voltage. A phase shift of 105° is obtained at X-Band, and wtth design improvements a phase shift of 180° over the full 8-12.4 GHz is expected. Phase shift variation with power level is reduced by using back-to-back varactors on ... View full abstract»

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