Engineering: Semiconductor Devices

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Optical Control of MEMS Devices Utilizing Photovoltaic Diode

 

An electromagnetic energy, e.g., visible light, controlled low actuation voltage MEMS switch. Stimulation of photovoltaic diodes causes a switching that controls...

Balanced Cantilever RF MEM Switch

 

A high life cycle and low voltage MEMS device. Separate support posts are disposed to prevent a suspended switch pad from touching the actuation pad while...

Signal Routing in Balanced Cantilever RF MEM Switch

 

A high life cycle MEMS device. The inventors have recognized that the deflection beam or deflection beams of an MEMS shunt switch are a failure point in need of...

2-Dimensional Photonic Crystal For Better Performance With Less Power

 

Low cost VCSELs are currently used in data communication applications where beam quality is of little importance. To operate at higher speeds and over longer...

A Method for Compensating Wave Reflections in Transmission Lines

 

This technology is a method to eliminate voltage overshoot in cables used to connect AC electric motors and pulse width modulation (PWM) inverters. As a function...

Parallel-Kinematics Flexure Stage (PKFS)

 

This parallel-kinematics flexure stage (PKFS) generates a motion range larger than, or at least comparable to, current commercial designs while simultaneously...

Optically Tunable Photonic Crystal Filters and Applications

 

This invention invention provides photonic crystal devices, device components and methods for preventing transmission of electromagnetic radiation from one or more...

Method for Isolating Antennas Using Meandered-Line Ground Plane Surface Wave Filter

 

A wireless communication device includes multiple antennas spaced apart from each other. Also included is a dielectric substrate with electrically conductive...

Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) with Adaptive Thresholds

 

An adaptive Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) that adjusts the representation levels used in the conversion process so as to optimize system performance. By...

In-Situ Simultaneous Actuation and Displacement Sensing with Electrostatic Actuators Using Amplitude and/or Phase Modulation

 

An electrostatic drive includes a first electrode and a second electrode responsive to a drive signal. The drive signal includes an actuation signal constituent...

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