Wide-band multiferroic quartz MEMS antennae

R. L. Kubena, X. Pang, K. G. Lee, Y. K. Yong, W. S. Wall

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We describe a pair of quartz MEMS resonators integrated into a single vacuum package for use as a wide-band RF receiver. The resonators are connected to integrated sustaining circuits for oscillator operation and are used within a phase lock loop in which one oscillator is used as the reference. The other resonator is coated with a magnetostrictive layer which induces a frequency shift proportional to an applied external magnetic field. This frequency shift is detected by the phase lock loop and its feedback signal to a voltage controlled oscillator circuit is used as the antenna output. Thus, the bandwidth of the antenna is determined by the bandwidth of the phase lock loop and not the Q of the resonator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012026
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 4 2019
Event18th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, PowerMEMS 2018 - Daytona Beach, United States
Duration: Dec 4 2018Dec 7 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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