Miniaturization of Microwave Devices: It's Effect in Improving Electronic Circuits
Major microwave devices are very large in dimension, hence the need to reduce their size and weight to enable their efficient use in many applications. Modern communication systems require microwave components of high performance and in small size. Once these miniaturized components (e.g. filters and oscillators) become available, the fundamental bases upon which communication systems are developed may also evolve, giving rise to new system architectures with, possible power and bandwidth efficiency advantages. This paper tends to examine the effects of miniaturization of microwave devices in improving electronic circuits.