CMU MEMS Laboratory Publication Abstract

 

in Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), pp. 251-254, June 6-8, 2004, Fort Worth, TX.
MEMS-enabled Reconfigurable VCO and RF Filter
D. Ramachandran, A. Oz, V. K. Saraf, G. Fedder and T. Mukherjee
ABSTRACT:
RF building block circuits that can reconfigure from one frequency to another are of interest in multifunction radios. Reconfigurable MEMS capacitors are integrated with on-chip inductors and transistors to design reconfigurable VCO and filter circuits. Electrothermal actuation of the MEMS capacitor leads to >400 MHz change in operating frequency.
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