Acronyms / Glossary of Terms

A/D, ADC

ALU

AM

AR

ATE

ATM

BAW

BGA

BiCMOS

BPF

BW

CAD

CCD

CD

CMOS

CPU

CVD

D/A, DAC

DFM

DRAM

DRIE

DSP

DVD

EBR

EBR

ECG

EEG

EEPROM

EMI

EPROM

FBAR

FCC

FDMA

FEM

FeRAM

FET

FIB

FIFO

FinFET

FM

FOM

FPGA

FSG

GaAs

GPS

HAR

HBT

HD

HDTV

HEMT

HiFi

I/O

IC

InP

IP

LAN

LCD

LCOS

LED

LFSR

LIGA

LOR

LPCVD

LSI

MCM

MEMS

MIM

MMIC

MODEM

MOS

MOSFET

MOST

MP

NA

NF

NMOS

NMOST

OEM

OLED

PA

PCB

PDA

PGA

PHEMT

PLA

PLD

PMOS

PNP

PROM

PVD

R/W

RAM

RF

RFID

RIE

RISC

rms

ROM

SAW

Sccm

SDRAM

SEM

SiGe

SIO

SIP

SiP

SNR

SoC

SOI

SONOS

SOG

SOS

SP

SPI

SPI

SRAM

TC

TCP

TDMA

TEM

TFT

TTL

UDTV

UHF

UPROM

USB

UWB

VCSEL

VLF

VLSI

WAN

WEP

WLAN

XGA

Analog-to-Digital Converter

Arithmetic Logic Unit

Amplitude Modulation

Aspect Ratio

Automatic Test Equipment

Asynchronous Transfer Mode

Bulk Acoustic Wave

Ball-Grid Array

Bipolar Complementary MOS

Bandpass Filter

Bandwidth

Computer-Aided Design

Charge-coupled Device

Critical Dimension

Complementary MOS

Central Processing Unit

Chemical Vapor Deposition

Digital-to-Analog Converter

Design for Manufacturability

Dynamic Random-Access Memory

Deep Reactive Ion Etching

Digital Signal Processing

Digital Video Disc

Edge Bead Remove

e-beam Resist

Electro-cardiogram

Electro-encephalogram

Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory

Electro Magnetic Interference

Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory

Film bulk acoustic resonator

Federal Communications Commission (U.S.)

Frequency-Division Multiple Access

Focus Exposure Matrix

Ferro Electric Random Access Memory

Field-effect transistor

Focused ion beam

First In-First Out

A MOSFET with the gate on two sides

Frequency Modulation

Figure Of Merit

Field-Programmable Gate Array

Fluorosilicate glass (dielectric)

Gallium Arsenide

Global Positioning System

High Aspect Ratio

Hetero-junction Bipolar Transistor

High Density

High-Definition TeleVision

High-Electron-Mobility Transistor

High Fidelity

Input-Output

Integrated Circuit

Indium Phosphide

Intellectual Property

Local-Area Network

Liquid Crystal Display

Liquid crystal on silicon

Light Emitting Diode

Linear Feedback Shift Register

Lithographie Galvanoformung und Abformung (German)

Lift-Off Resist

Low-pressure chemical vapor deposition

Large Scale Integration

Multi-Chip Module

Micro-Electro-Mechanical System

Metal-Insulator-Metal

Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit

Modulator-Demodulator

Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor

Metal-oxide-semiconductor FET

MOS Transistor

Multi-processor

Numerical Aperture

Noise Figure

n-channel MOS transistor

NMOS transistor

Original Equipment Manufacturer

Organic LED

Power Amplifier

Printed Circuit Board

Personal Data Assistant

Programmable Gain Amplifier

Pseudomorphic High-Electron-Mobility Transistor

Programmable Logic Array

Programmable Logic Device

p-channel MOS transistor

Positive-Negative-Positive bipolar transistor

Programmable Read-Only Memory

Physical Vapor Deposition

Read write

Random-Access Memory

Radio Frequency

RF identification tag

Reactive Ion Etching

Reduced Instruction Set Computer

Root Mean Square

Read-Only Memory

Surface Acoustic Wave

Standard cubic centimeters (gas flow)

Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory

Scanning Electron Microscope

Silicon Germanium

Synchronous I/O

Single Inline Package

System in a Package

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

System on a Chip

Silicon on Insulator

Silicon-Oxide-Nitride-Oxide-Silicon

Spin-on-Glass

Silicon On Saphire

Simple profile

System Packet Interface

Serial Peripheral Interface

Static Random-Access Memory

Temperature Coefficient

Transmission Control Protocol

Time Division Multiple Access

Tunneling Electron Microscope

Thin-Film Transistor

Transistor-Transistor Logic

Ultra-High Definition Television

Ultra-High Frequency

Unerasable Programmable Read Only Memory

Universal Serial Bus

Ultra WideBand

Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser

Very Low Frequency

Very Large-Scale Integration

Wide-Area Network

Wired Equivalent Privacy

Wireless Local-Area Network

Extended Graphics Array


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