Qualification Methodologies for ICs and MMICs for Aerospace Industry

  • Anesh K Sharma Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad
  • Rajendra Prasad Research Centre Imarat, Hyderabad
Keywords: MMIC, design verification, qualification testing, wafer-level testing, thermal characterisation, process characterisation


The ICsIMMICs attained importance in the field of microelectronics as these play a major
role in the aerospace industry. The reliability of the ICsIMMICs becomes the critical issue because
of complex material properties. A methodology has to be adopted which encompasses the
qualification of ICsJMMICs for their use in the areas of strategic importance. A three-step
procedure, which includes the process qualification, product qualification, and product acceptance
is followed. The process qualification outlines a procedure that the foundry should follow to
assure the quality, uniformity, and reproducibility from a specific process. Product qualification
involves a set of simulations and measurements to establish the electrical, thermal, and reliability
characteristics of a particular circuit design. Lastly, product acceptance is a series of tests
performed on the deliverables
How to Cite
SharmaA., & PrasadR. (2006). Qualification Methodologies for ICs and MMICs for Aerospace Industry. Defence Science Journal, 56(1), 87-91. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.56.1873