High Power Monolithic Microwave Limiters
Microwave limiters are key components in active electronically scanned phased arrays, as well as mechanically-scanned radar systems. In current systems there are two fabrication technologies for microwave limiters: hybrid microcircuits, and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). Nuvotronics proposes a third way which captures the manufacturing and response-speed advantages of a monolithic approach, while leveraging unique advantages of the PolyStrataTM platform to provide RF performance better than existing hybrid silicon PIN diode limiters. The developed limiter will be suitable for high-volume fabrication, with minimum touch labor content, reducing cost by 50% compared to existing limiters.
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