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Tunable Multiband Ferroelectric Devices for Reconfigurable RF-Frontends


Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 228)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Yuliang Zheng
    Pages 1-2
  3. Yuliang Zheng
    Pages 3-12
  4. Yuliang Zheng
    Pages 55-136
  5. Yuliang Zheng
    Pages 137-139
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


Reconfigurable RF-frontends aim to cope with the continuous pursuit of wider frequency coverage, higher efficiency, further compactness and lower cost of ownership. They are expected to lay the foundations of future software defined or cognitive radios. As a potential enabling technology for the frontends, the tunable ferroelectric devices have shown not only enhanced performance but also new functionalities. This book explores the recent developments in the field. It provides a cross-sectional perspective on the interdisciplinary research. With attention to the devices based on ceramic thick-films and crystal thin-films, the book reviews the adapted technologies of material synthesis, film deposition and multilayer circuitry. Next, it highlights the original classes of thin-film ferroelectric devices, including stratified metal-insulator-metal varactors with suppression of acoustic resonance and programmable bi-stable high frequency capacitors. At the end the book analyzes how the frontends can be reformed by tunable multiband antennas, tunable single- and multiband impedance matching networks and tunable substrate integrated waveguide filters, which are all built on low cost ferroelectric thick-films. For all the above devices, the theoretical analyses, modeling and design methods are elaborated, while through demonstrative prototypes the application potential is evaluated.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.IMP, TU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Tunable Multiband Ferroelectric Devices for Reconfigurable RF-Frontends
  • Authors Yuliang Zheng
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-35779-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-44298-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-35780-0
  • Series ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series E-ISSN 1876-1119
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 149
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering
    Communications Engineering, Networks
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