RF MEMS: Maturing Technology is Getting Ready for Primetime

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  • Author: Kamaljeet Singh and K. Nagachenchiah
This article reviews the technological advancements and breakthroughs achieved in RF MEMS. This technology has already made inroads in cellular segments in a big way and is now posed to bring another revolution in the telecommunications industry. The next segment that will immensely benefit from this technology is the military and space segment. Moreover, recently NASA started qualifying MEMS oscillators for their space exploration missions. RF-CMOS concept leading toward SoC has also gained attention of the semi-conductor industry and major industries are focusing all their effort towards making it a reality in the coming future.