Accession Number : ADA332825

Title :   Research on Mixed Mode Modules

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 93-29 Apr 97

Corporate Author : STRATEGIC ANALYSIS INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Whitson, Carmen A.

PDF Url : ADA332825

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : SA performed research on Mixed Mode Module (MMM) technology spanning the range from applications and mixed mode systems requirements to the baseline technologies which must be put into place to realize MMMs. SA examined promising military applications, and analyzed the critical issues relating to the design, fabrication, and manufacturing of MMMs for advanced electronic systems. SA has defined one such example of a system that incorporates both analog and digital components, the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Receiver. Strategic Analysis, Inc. also investigated the requirements for design tools for simulating an MMM with special attention paid to insuring analog and digital signal integrity and optimizing the amount of silicon or other device area on a high density MMM host substrate. SA has determined that significant effort still remains to be done in the area of CAD development for mixed signal technology so that analog and digital circuits can be simulated at the same time. The results of this research can provide direct input into the design, planning and development of next generation MMM systems for defense applications.

Descriptors :   *MODULES(ELECTRONICS), *DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, X BAND, ANALOG SIGNALS, CIRCUIT ANALYSIS, PACKAGED CIRCUITS, MINIATURE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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