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- n. Plural form of varactor.
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WiSpry - which has garnered several design wins for its MEMS varactors - is expected to commence volume production by the fourth quarter of 2010, iSuppli said.
Outside of handset antennas and instrumentation, a pair of smaller but still untapped opportunities also exists for RF MEMS switches and varactors in the foreseeable future.
BST varactors, MEMS deliver the best performance in terms of insertion loss, iSuppli said.
MEMS varactors are miniscule variable capacitors built using semiconductor fabrication techniques which can be directly integrated into semiconductor chips.
The device also features sensitive components such as Tx/Rx VCOs, loop filters, tuning inductors and varactors integrated in CMOS silicon.
"The implementation of RF MEMS switches and varactors in mobile phones could help boost the performance of smartphones like the iPhone 4, which made news headlines recently because of a problematic antenna that resulted in dropped signal strength.