The Microwave Department researches technologies and tools required for the development of microwave circuits and modules. In line with the general mission of the institute, the focus is on III-V semiconductor technologies (GaN, InP) and power applications.
The activities within the department comprise the following three main topics:
Electromagnetic simulation is an indispensable tool for the design of microwave circuits and modules. FBH offers optimized solutions tailored to customer's needs and provide in-depth understanding of the underlying phenomena and parasitic effects.
These key competences help to advance MMIC development. We focus on GaN-based power amplifiers up to X-band and InP-HBT circuits for W-band and sub-THz frequencies. These efforts are complemented by work on large-signal transistor descriptions for GaN HEMTs and InP HBTs as well as on modeling of passive elements.