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The Journey to LTCC Components for Millimeter Wave Applications

Eastern Time September 10, 2019 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Aaron Vaisman

Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic (LTCC) has been a proven technology for the implementation of miniature RF components under 6 GHz for over 20 years. LTCC components offer desirable performance over a wide range of operating frequencies, power levels and environmental conditions. Their repeatable performance, scalability and low cost have made them a successful and popular solution for applications with high-volume production requirements. Until recently, known constraints of LTCC technology have limited its adoption for applications at higher frequencies. This workshop reviews the traditional constraints of LTCC technology and explores how recent advances in material science and circuit topologies combined with advanced material characterization and simulation tools has enabled the development of cost-effective LTCC components with excellent performance up to 60 GHz.