Vacuum microelectronics. It is believed that the functionality of vacuum IC will be significantly different from the capabilities of existing ICs.
Therefore, we can say that vacuum microelectronics and vacuum nanoelectronics allow creating fundamentally new microwave vacuum lamps, as well as essentially new and highly efficient flat cathodoluminescent displays .
By focusing on wideband RF amplifiers, DARPA is anticipating EW applications for RF vacuum microelectronics
. Second generation fast-wave amplifiers utilize advances in second-generation gyroamplifier technology.
These areas are the microwave power module, computer-aided design, high performance mm-wave devices, design for low cost, and vacuum microelectronics
and a supporting technology.
MMICs, vacuum microelectronics
, optoelectronic integrated circuits (OEICs), thin-film hybrids and fiber optic assemblies are being developed to meet advancing requirements for reception, transmission and processing of RF and microwave signals in radar, communications, electronic warfare, guidance and imaging.