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Editors: Niccolò Rinaldi, University of Naples, Italy
Michael Schröter, Technical University Dresden, Germany
Available: March 2018
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The semiconductor industry is a fundamental building block of the new economy, there is no area of modern life untouched by the progress of nanoelectronics. The electronic chip is becoming
an ever-increasing portion of system solutions, starting initially from less than 5% in the 1970 microcomputer era, to more than 60% of the final cost of a mobile telephone, 50% of the price of a personal computer (representing nearly 100% of the functionalities) and 30% of the price of a monitor in the early 2000's.
Interest in utilizing the (sub-)mm-wave frequency spectrum for commercial and research applications has also been steadily increasing. Such applications, which constitute a diverse but sizeable future market, span a large variety of areas such as health, material science, mass transit, industrial automation, communications, and space exploration.
Silicon-Germanium Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors for mm-Wave Systems Technology, Modeling and Circuit Applications provides an overview of results of the DOTSEVEN EU research project, and as such focusses on key material developments for mm-Wave Device Technology. It starts with the motivation at the beginning of the project and a summary of its major achievements. The subsequent chapters provide a detailed description of the obtained research results in the various areas of process development, device simulation, compact device modeling, experimental characterization, reliability, (sub-)mm-wave circuit design and systems.
Silicon-Germanium, Bipolar Transistors, mm-wave Systems Technology, HBT Technology; Device Simulation; Compact Modeling; mm-Wave Calibration; Reliability; Millimeter-wave circuits
Chapter 1 SiGe HBT Technologyby H. RÃ¼cker and B. Heinemann Download as a PDF [7643KB]
Chapter 2 Device Simulationby M. SchrÃ¶ter, G. Wedel, N. Rinaldi and C. Jungemann Download as a PDF [7708KB]
Chapter 3 SiGe HBT Compact Modelingby A. Pawlak, M. SchrÃ¶ter and B. Ardouin Download as a PDF [7708KB]
Chapter 4 (Sub)mm-wave Calibrationby M. Spirito and L. Galatro Download as a PDF [7299KB]
Chapter 5 Reliabilityby V. dâ€™Alessandro, C. Maneux, G. G. Fischer, K. Aufinger, A.Magnani, S. Russo and N. Rinaldi Download as a PDF [9411KB]
Chapter 6 Millimeter-wave Circuits and Applicationsby A. Mukherjee, W. Liang, M. SchrÃ¶ter, U. Pfeiffer, R.Jain , J. Grzyb and P. Hillger Download as a PDF [62197KB]
Chapter 7 Future of SiGe HBT Technology and Its Applicationsby M. SchrÃ¶ter, U. Pfeiffer and R. Jain Download as a PDF [2023KB]
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