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Microwave Acronyms - M

Updated March 27, 2012

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magram magnetic radar absorbing material Used in radar cross-section reduction.

max

maximum

Opposite of min.

MBE molecular-beam epitaxy Method of growing semiconductor layers onto a substrate.

MCM

multi-chip module

Refers to a method of fabricating a microwave circuit using directly-bonded integrated circuit chips.

MDS multi-point distribution system, minimum detectable signal A received signal that is maybe 3 dB higher than the noise level.
MEMS microelectromechanical system A microwave career killer.
MEO medium earth orbit  

MESFET

metal/semiconductor field effect transistor

A three-terminal semiconductor device in which a Schottky-metal gate is used to control electron flow between source and drain contacts.

MHEMT metamorphic high electron mobility transistor A relatively new GaAs semiconductor technology for millimeterwave applications.

MHz

megahertz

1,000,000 cycles per second.

MIC microwave integrated circuit An assembly of ceramic substrates and wirebonded components, also called a "hybrid".
MIM metal-insulator-metal A type of capacitor on an integrated circuit.
min

minimum

Opposite of max.
MLP micro leadframe package One of many package styles.

MOSFET

metal/oxide/semiconductor field-effect transistor

A three-terminal semiconductor device which usually is limited to UHF band.

MIC

microwave integrated circuit

Refers to construction of a microwave circuit from multiple chips and interconnections.

MIL-TFD-JOSE

make it like the f***ing drawing, Jose!!!

Nuff said.

MIM metal-insulator-metal A type of capacitor.
MISFET metal-insulator-semiconductor field effect transistor A type of FET that uses a thin layer of insulating GaAs above the channel to isolate the gate. Not used often, but noted for huge voltage/power handling capability.
MLB multi-layer board  
MLC multi-layer capacitor Usually used as a surface mount capacitor.
MMW millimeter-wave Frequencies between 30 and 300 GHz.
MOCVD metallorganic chemical vapor deposition One of many ways to grow semiconductor films onto a substrate.

MOM

method of moments

The theory behind the EM analysis in Momentum.
MOS metal-oxide semiconductor A type of capacitor.
MOVPE metallorganic vapor-phase epitaxy One of many ways to grow semiconductor films onto a substrate.

MMDS

multichannel multiport distribution system

 

MMIC

monolithic microwave integrated circuit

A single chip containing a microwave circuit.

MPM microwave power module What tube guys call the solid-state preamplifier.

mrad, mr

milliradian

Unit of angle for pretty small stuff.

ms

millisecond

1/1000 of a second. Time really does fly at this rate.

MS microstrip

mS

milli-Siemens

1/1000 of a Seimen.

MSA microstrip antenna
MSB most-significant bit In a three-bit phase shifter, the 180 degree bit.

MTBF

mean time between failure

A measure of reliability.

MTTF mean time to failure A measure of reliability.
MTI moving target indicator  

mV

millivolt

1/1000 of a volt

MVED microwave vacuum electronics device  

mw

milliwatt

Unit of power, 1/1000 of a watt

MW microwave As opposed to "MMW" which is millimeter-wave.

 


 
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