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Complementary Logic Using Piezoelectric MEMS Switches
InventorDr. Gianluca PiazzaProblemNew technologies and approaches are needed to miniaturize logic circuits and reduce power consumption.SolutionResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed low-voltage complementary logic circuits using Aluminum Nitride piezoelectric MEMS switches. These switches have been used to create a low voltag...
Published: 3/7/2016   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s): Semiconductor Devices 
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors
Piezoelectric Label-Free Biosensor
InventorDr. Gianluca PiazzaProblemExisting sensors for biological materials or hazardous substances can be very limited in terms of sensitivity, and can typically only detect one substance per device. SolutionA new biosensor developed at the University of Pennsylvania combines label-free detection with high sensitivity. An Aluminum Nitride resonato...
Published: 3/7/2016   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s): Biological Sensors , Engineering
Category(s): Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors
Dual Beam RF MEMS Switches
InventorDr. Gianluca PiazzaProblemRF MEMS switches are an emerging solution for wireless technology, but these devices typically require large switching voltages and have problems with long term reliability.SolutionA new piezoelectric RF MEMS switch design from the University of Pennsylvania could overcome many of the challenges of electrostatic sw...
Published: 3/7/2016   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s): Engineering, Semiconductor Devices 
Category(s): IT, Communication, & Networking, Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors
Single-chip multiple-frequency MEMS resonators
InventorDr. Gianluca PiazzaProblemThe increasing use of networked devices is driving a need for smaller, more efficient wireless components. Making RF MEMS filters smaller and easier to integrate with CMOS on-chip fabrication would allow for cost and size savings.SolutionA new resonator design from the University of Pennsylvania allows the co-fabri...
Published: 2/11/2016   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s): Engineering, Semiconductor Devices 
Category(s): IT, Communication, & Networking, Hardware, Circuits, & Sensors