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Solid-state microwave switches: circuitry, manufacturing technologies and development trends. Review (Part 1)

Anatolii Berezniak, Alexander S. Korotkov


This paper presents an overview of the process and design capabilities of state-of-the-art in the field of microwave solid state switches. The paper describes types of solid state switches, switch specifications, a review of technological advances in this area. The overview results indicate that AlGaN/GaN MMICs including solid state switches are realizable.


microwave switch; single-pole single-throw; SPST; monolithic microwave integrated circuit; MMIC; HEMT; gallium nitride; GaN

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