this paper proposes different strategies for the electrical modelling of capacitive and resistive RF-MEMS switches which take into account the dependence of the electrical performance on the mechanical properties and technological processes. The EM modelling of MEMS switches is addressed with 2.5D and 3D full wave EM softwares. More specifically, ADS-MomentumTM (2.5D) and EMDSTM (3D) from Agilent Technologies are used. Capacitive RF-MEMS switches were fabricated with the LAAS-CNRS 6-mask RF-MEMS process in Toulouse, France, and resistive RF-MEMS switches were fabricated with the FBK-irst 8-mask RF-MEMS process in Trento, Italy. It is shown that, by applying the proposed strategies, 2.5D and 3D simulations are in good agreement with characterization results.

Capacitive and Resistive RF-MEMS switches 2.5D & 3D Electromagnetic and Circuit Modelling

Colpo, Sabrina;Giacomozzi, Flavio
2009

Abstract

this paper proposes different strategies for the electrical modelling of capacitive and resistive RF-MEMS switches which take into account the dependence of the electrical performance on the mechanical properties and technological processes. The EM modelling of MEMS switches is addressed with 2.5D and 3D full wave EM softwares. More specifically, ADS-MomentumTM (2.5D) and EMDSTM (3D) from Agilent Technologies are used. Capacitive RF-MEMS switches were fabricated with the LAAS-CNRS 6-mask RF-MEMS process in Toulouse, France, and resistive RF-MEMS switches were fabricated with the FBK-irst 8-mask RF-MEMS process in Trento, Italy. It is shown that, by applying the proposed strategies, 2.5D and 3D simulations are in good agreement with characterization results.
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