monolithic integrated circuit


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms.
Related to monolithic integrated circuit: silicon chip, IC chip, Integrated chip

monolithic integrated circuit

[‚män·ə′lith·ik ′int·ə‚grād·əd ′sər·kət]
(electronics)
An integrated circuit having elements formed in place on or within a semiconductor substrate, with at least one element being formed within the substrate.

monolithic integrated circuit

The common form of chip design, in which the base material (substrate) contains the pathways as well as the active elements that take part in its operation.
References in periodicals archive ?
Engineers will find this a fine detailed survey of circuit integration covering component miniaturization, hybrid and monolithic integrated circuits, and much more, with chapters surveying different avionic systems and the integration of passive and active antenna models.
Topics include millimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits for WLAN, package technologies for millimeter-wave circuits and systems, antennas and channel modeling in WPANs, WLANs and WMANs, media access control protocols for millimeter-wave WLAN and WPAN, millimeter waves for wireless networks, the WiMedia standard for WPANs, the millimeter-wave-based IEEE 802.
An associate editor of IEEE transactions on microwave theory and techniques describes the design, layout, and fabrication of microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs).
Cree boasts a growing portfolio of discrete transistors, microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMIC), and GaN foundry services that allow customers to design their own transistors and MMICs for fabrication on Cree's processes.
U S Monolithics products include industry leading high power and low noise GaAs microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs) and multi-chip modules (MCMs), which include high power amplifiers and transceivers.