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MEMS-based Circuits and Systems for Wireless Communication

By Christian C Enz , Andreas Kaiser

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This book presents a broad overview of RF MEMS technology,  going from the MEMS devices (mainly BAW and Si MEMS resonators), to basic circuits such as oscillators and finally complete systems such as ultra low-power MEMS-based radios.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4419-8797-6
  • 342 Pages
  • Publication Date: August 21, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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MEMS-based Circuits and Systems for Wireless Communications provides comprehensive coverage of RF-MEMS technology from device to system level. This edited volume places emphasis on how system performance for radio frequency applications can be leveraged by Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Coverage also extends to innovative MEMS-aware radio architectures that push the potential of MEMS technology further ahead.  This work presents a broad overview of the technology from MEMS devices (mainly BAW and Si MEMS resonators) to basic circuits, such as oscillators and filters, and finally complete systems such as ultra-low-power MEMS-based radios. Contributions from leading experts around the world are organized in three parts. Part I introduces RF-MEMS technology, devices and modeling and includes a prospective outlook on ongoing developments towards Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS) and phononic crystals. Device properties and models are presented in a circuit oriented perspective. Part II focusses on design of electronic circuits incorporating MEMS. Circuit design techniques specific to MEMS resonators are applied to oscillators and active filters. In Part III contributors discuss how MEMS can advantageously be used in radios to increase their miniaturization and reduce their power consumption. RF systems built around MEMS components such as MEMS-based frequency synthesis including all-digital PLLs, ultra-low power MEMS-based communication systems and a MEMS-based automotive wireless sensor node are described.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Part I. NEMS/MEMS Devices.
  2. 1. Thin Film Bulk Acoustic Wave Resonators.
  3. 2. Contour
  4. Mode Aluminum Nitride Piezoelectric MEMS Resonators and Filters.
  5. 3. Nano
  6. Electro
  7. Mechanical Systems (NEMS).
  8. 4. Future Trends in Acoustic RF MEMS Devices.
  9. Part II: MEMS
  10. based Circuits.
  11. 5. The Design of Low
  12. power High
  13. Q Oscillators.
  14. 6. 5.4 GHz 0.35µm BiCMOS FBAR
  15. based Single
  16. ended and Balanced Oscillators in Above
  17. IC Technology.
  18. 7. Low Power Quadrature Oscillator Design Using BAW Resonators.
  19. 8. Tunable BAW Filters.
  20. Part III: MEMS
  21. based Systems.
  22. 9. A MEMS
  23. enabled Two
  24. receiver Chipset for Asynchronous Networks.
  25. 10. A 2.4 GHz Narrowband MEMS
  26. based Radio.
  27. 11. A Digitally Controlled FBAR Frequency Reference.
  28. 12. A Robust Wireless Sensor Node for in
  29. Tire
  30. Pressure Monitoring.

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