Microelectronics Reliability, Vol. 46, pp. 326-334, 2006

Low Temperature Electrical Measurements of Silicon Bipolar Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Amplifiers

Mohammadreza Keimasi, Sanka Ganesan, and Michael Pecht,
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Outdoor telecommunications equipment can be exposed to ambient temperatures as low as -55oC. However, microwave devices used in telecommunications infrastructure equipment are generally not rated to such low temperature. This paper assesses scattering parameters (S-parameters), the output power at 1 dB gain compression, and DC characteristics of a silicon bipolar monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifier at low temperatures.

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