The use of laminate multichip modules for the packaging of 9-GHz digital multichip circuits

Daniel J. Schwab, Barbara Randall, Patrick J. Zabinski, Timothy M. Schaefer, Barry K. Gilbert

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Abstract

An investigation of the high-frequency performance of laminate multichip module (MCM-L) technology was undertaken with the goal of demonstrating its appropriateness for the development of digital radar receivers operating in the X hand (8 to 12 GHz). A seven-chip circuit using digital components on a Gore MCM-L was successfully tested up to 9.6 GHz. An analog-to-digital converter on an MCM-L was successfully tested up to 6 GHz. An extensive characterization of the MCM-L technology using both simulations and measurements was performed to formulate a set of design guidelines for high-frequency applications. A novel dielectric-encapsulated MCM-to-MCM interconnect scheme was proposed and tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-91
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2002

Keywords

  • Digital receiver
  • MCM-L
  • S-parameter measurements
  • Transmission lines
  • Wire bonds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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