INNOVATIVE HIGH VOLUME PRODUCTION TESTING OF MMIC'S

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$254,064.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
215
Agency Tracking Number:
215
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 5044-224, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91359
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Daniel R. Ch'en
(805) 584-6642
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
EFFICIENT HIGH VOLUME TEST CAPABILITY FOR MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATE CIRCUITS (MMIC'S) IS A VITAL STEP TOWARD HIGH VOLUME DOD SYSTEMS IMPLEMENTATON AND THE REALIZATION OF THE POTENTIAL OF THIS RAPIDLY EMERGING TECHNOLOGY. A DETAILED APPROACH TO DEVELOP COST EFFECTIVE AUTOMATIC TEST PROCEDURES FOR MMIC'S IS PROPOSED TO RADC. DESCRIBED INTHE PROPOSAL ARE (A) DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN RULES TO INSURE MMIC TESTABILITY, (B) COST EFFECTIVE LOW FREQUENCY EVALUATION CRITERIA UNIQUE TO MMIC'S, (C) DETERMINATION OF THE PROPER TESTS AND TEST LOCATIONS OF IN-PROCESS MMIC EVALUATION, AND (D) THE DESIGN OF BOTH LOW FREQUENCY AND RF AUTOMATIC TEST STATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROPOSED TEST STRATEGY. KEY TO THE PROPOSED PROGRAM ARE AN INTERATED APPROACH WHICH PLACES THE BULK OF THE TESTING RESPONSIBILITY ON LOW FREQUENCY MEASUREMENTS AND THE CORRESPONDING REQUIREMENT THAT EXCELLENT CORRELATION BETWEEN LOW AND HIGH FREQUENCY (RF) MEASUREMENTS BE ESTABLISHED FOR MMIC CHIPS.

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