To achieve the benefits of MMIC, the authors have developed the application-specific microwave monolithic integrated circuit (ASMMIC) design approach, which is based on proven technology derived from arrays of common MMIC components. A new generation of antiradiation missile seeker components based on the ASMMIC approach is being developed. The foundation of the ASMMIC concept is a predesigned footprint building block. This footprint comprises the layers containing FETs, resistors and diodes in an array compatible to a wide range of circuit functions. The chip is completed by applying personalized metalization to the footprint. The work described in this article involves only one of seven footprints and 22 personalizations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jun 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering