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MEMS Devices for Use in Tunable Filters and Nano Instrumentation

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Raafat Mansour

Host: Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz

High performance tunable RF filters are needed in communication systems to facilitate efficient utilization of the available frequency spectrum. They are also in demand in front-end receivers for suppression of interfering signals and in advanced systems concepts that self-adapt to operational and environmental requirements. The talk outlines the current status of high-Q tunable filters addressing the use of MEMS in developing such filters.
The talk will also introduce a new class of nano instrumentation that leverages the myriad economic benefits of having integrated systems with both electrical and mechanical functionality on a single-chip. This is ena- bled by a CMOS post-processing technique developed to integrate actuation, position sensing and control electronics on a single CMOS chip. In particular, the talk will present the research that is being carried out at the University of Waterloo to develop chip-scale CMOS-MEMS Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) and Scanning Microwave Micr [More...]

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