Title: Control Products: What are the challenges, where does Silicon stand?
Date/Time: March 18,2015(Wednesday) - 12:40-13:30
Place: FENS L056
Abstract: RF Control products, consisting of switches, attenuators, and phase-shifters are utilized to define route, amplitude and phase of RF signals. These components are widely used in multiple different applications including wireless communication, cellular infrastructures, military and space, microwave radio and test-equipments/sensors, each application having different frequency ranges (DC-100 GHz), power levels, and linearity requirements. Different processes, such as Pin-Diodes, GaAs, GaN, RFMEMS and of course Silicon threating all the rest is currently being used to overcome the requirements of those applications.
In this talk, an introduction to control products together with a comparison of used processes; limitations, achievements, challenges will be discussed, and latest developments at Hittite Microwave (Analog Devices) will be shared.
Short Bio: Yusuf A. Atesal, Ph.D. is Design Engineering Manager at Analog Devices (former Hittite Microwave), Istanbul, Turkey. He received B.S. degree in Microelectronics from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), in 2011. Prior to joining Hittite Microwaves, he worked at Intel Corporation, Portland, USA as analog/rf design engineer between 2011 and 2012. He has worked on DC-W-band transmitters, phased array and control products.
Contact: Mehmet Keskinöz