An Application of the MCM Technology into an MMIC T/R Module for Phased Array Antennas

Kohei FUJII  Yasuhiko HARA  Yuzo SHIBUYA  Yuji TAKANO  Taturo SAKAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E81-C   No.6   pp.819-826
Publication Date: 1998/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Module Technology)
Category: Functional Modules and the Design Technology
multiple chip module,  T/R module,  phased array,  MMIC,  

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This paper describes a design and application method of multiple chip module (MCM) technology into microwave applications. An X-Band transmit and receive (T/R) module that has high volume production capability is described. The MMIC chip set designed to achieve multiple functions and state of the arts performance is also described. Peak performance between 8. 5 and 10. 5 GHz includes a power output of 8 W, a noise figure of 6 dB, 23 dB of receive and transmit gains, and a 5-bit phase shifter with less than 5. 5 degree rms phase error. The MCM based module utilizes advanced packaging technique, resulting in a highly integrated and mass production capability.