Accession Number : AD0644187

Title :   THE EVOLUTION OF A MICROELECTRONIC IF AMPLIFIER,

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

Personal Author(s) : McCormick,John E.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The amplifier discussed accomplishes a complete function and has characteristics which present a cross-section of the problems encountered in the microminiaturization of a variety of high frequency analog circuitry. The physical parameters of the various versions of the IF amplifier are summarized. The thin film unit has one three-hundredths the volume, one one-hundred and fiftieth the weight, and consumes one one-hundred and twentieth the power of the tube unit. The monolithic silicon unit will have from one third to one fifth the volume, possibly one-half the weight, and about one-half the power consumption of the thin film unit. The advantage of integrated silicon over thin film hybrid is not only size and weight reduction, but the increase in reliability that will result from such an approach. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INTERMEDIATE FREQUENCY AMPLIFIERS, *MICROELECTRONICS), FILMS, SILICON, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, MANUFACTURING, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), VOLUME, WEIGHT

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE