1.6 Ghz sounds impressive but it is likely the speed of transistor (bandwidth of the signal that passes thru it) not its switching frequency which is likely much lower, any idea how low it is? It used to be that these MEMs switches are only good for configuration purposes, you can't switch anything in real time...Kris
I received this comment from Sunil Bhave, principal investigator from Cornell University:
"Hello, the device is not a switch, its a resonator. The center frequency of the device is 1.61GHz. and it has a Quality Factor of ~26,000. The bandwidth of the JFET that is integrated with the resonator is in the 10s of GHz range, so there is no bandwidth concerns with the pickoff mechanism"
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.