Special Issue "Microwave/ Millimeter-Wave Devices and MMICs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015).
Interests: compound semiconductor based high frequency devices; gallium nitride on silicon HEMTs; MMIC
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Microwave/millimeter-wave devices and MMICs were originally researched for the primary purpose of military applications. However, these devices have nowadays penetrated into wider areas of commercial applications, such as wireless communications, satellite communications, wireless local area networks, and collision avoidance automotive radars. The World’s first RF microwave GaAs MESFET and the MMIC amplifier were demonstrated in 1967 and 1975 respectively, and since then, various types of transistors (e.g., HEMTs, mHEMTs, HBTs, CMOS, etc.) have also managed to achieve cutoff frequencies in the microwave/millimeter-wave regime. The advent of such high performance device technologies has been enabled by both the abilities to scale down device geometries and through the integration of new materials (such as SiGe, InP, GaN) into those transistors. To date, the maximum achievable frequency of operation is greater than 1 THz and a MMIC amplifier operating beyond 300GHz has been realized using 50nm gate-length InP HEMTs. With aggressive device scaling, Si CMOS and MMICs have also pushed their operating frequencies into the millimeter/sub-millimeter-wave regimes.
This Special Issue will invite manuscripts on microwave/millimeter-wave devices and MMIC-related papers in areas, including, but not limited to, novel material and fabrication technologies, design, and simulations, electrical characterization techniques, and reliabilities. The papers submitted may be original contributions or reviews. After close to five decades since the report of the first microwave GaAs MESFET, we aim for this Special Issue to gather papers, which will provide us with insight on the evolution, as well as the current and future trends of microwave/millimeter-wave devices and MMICs.
Dr. Geok Ing Ng
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