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Complementary logic using piezoelectric MEMS switches
Problem: New technologies and approaches are needed to miniaturize logic circuits and reduce power consumption. Solution: Researchers 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 voltage (<1.5V) inverter...
Published: 3/17/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s): Semiconductors
Category(s): Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Piezoelectric label-free biosensor
Problem: Existing sensors for biological materials or hazardous substances can be very limited in terms of sensitivity, and can typically only detect one substance per device. Solution: A new biosensor developed at the University of Pennsylvania combines label-free detection with high sensitivity. An Aluminum Nitride resonator is functionalized...
Published: 3/17/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s):  
Category(s): Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Dual beam RF MEMS switches
Problem: RF MEMS switches are an emerging solution for wireless technology, but these devices typically require large switching voltages and have problems with long term reliability. Solution: A new piezoelectric RF MEMS switch design from the University of Pennsylvania could overcome many of the challenges of electrostatic switches. This design...
Published: 3/11/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s): Semiconductors
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Single-chip multiple-frequency MEMS resonators
Problem: The 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. Solution: A new resonator design from the University of Pennsylvania allows the co-fabrication of multiple...
Published: 3/9/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gianluca Piazza
Keywords(s): Semiconductors
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors