This book presents the applications of non-volatile CBRAM/MIM switching technology for electronically reconfigurable passive RF and microwave devices, together with theory and methods for application in rewritable chipless RFID tags.
Conductive Bridging Random Access Memory (CBRAM) is a renowned and commercially used non-volatile memory concept. Having evolved over the past few decades, it is currently identified as an efficient non-volatile RF switching technology. This book presents recent research on this topic, focusing on the development of a new generation of low-cost non-volatile RF switches and their applications, demonstrating both high performance and flexibility of implementation. It includes the experimental realization of various prototypes of RF and microwave devices utilizing this technology, along with relevant analysis of mathematical and electrical models, and detailed discussions of future aspects. All devices presented are compatible with mass industrial production at an economically efficient budget through optimized fabrication steps, without the requirement of sophisticated “clean room” processes among them.
1. Motivation and Background: RF Switches and the Need for a Non-Volatile RF Switch.
2. Real-World Implementation Challenges of a Low-Cost Non-Volatile RF Switch.
3. Solid-State Rewritable Chipless RFID Tags: Electronically Rewritable RF Barcodes.
4. Fully Passive Solid-State Electronically Reconfigurable Filter and Antenna Models.
Dr. Jayakrishnan Methapettyparambu Purushothama is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Grenoble Alpes University in France. His current research interests include non-volatile RF switches, RFID systems, and general RF and microwave electronics engineering.
Dr. Etienne Perret is an Associate Professor at Grenoble Alpes University in France. His current research interests include advanced computational approaches for RF and THz applications, wireless communication systems and RF switches, and he has made numerous pioneering contributions in the field of chipless RFID.
Dr. Arnaud Vena is an Associate Professor at the University of Montpellier/CNRS in France. His current research interests are in the field of wireless sensors, non-volatile RF switches, RFID systems, and new innovations in printed electronics for RF and microwave engineering.
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