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Vol. 148, No. 1, January 2013, pp. 11-21




Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) Switches for Radio Frequency Applications - A Review

Ashish Kumar SHARMA, Navneet GUPTA

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Rajasthan, India, 333 031

Tel.: +91-1596515411

E-mail: ashish.sharma@bits-pilani.ac.in, ngupta@bits-pilani.ac.in



Received: 22 October 2012   /Accepted: 24 January 2013   /Published: 31 January 2013

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: This review paper described a trend of MEMS switch development towards better performance in actuation voltage, insertion loss, isolation, return loss, switch lifetime, switching speed, and temperature sensitivity for radio frequency applications. Important switch design parameters are discussed briefly as they have significant contribution to the development of RF MEMS switch. The intent of this review is to provide perspective to the new comers in this field, and empower the potential end-users with an overall device picture, current status and a vision of their ultimate performance capability. This paper briefly outlines the research efforts that carried out to maturing this technology.


Keywords: MEMS Switch, Reconfigurable Antenna, Radio Frequency


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