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MEC Microwave Electronics for Communications


MEC was founded in 2004 with Expertise in design & development of RF components and subsystems for Aerospace, Communications, Defence & wireless applications.

MEC experienced key personnel have successfully designed state-of-art MMICs 1-100GHz from L-band to V-band both in GaAs and in GaN technologies transitioned into full production.

MEC has been awarded several contracts from the Italian Research and University Ministry, the Italian Space Agency, the European Space Agency and the European Union which were exploited to build a product portfolio of advanced microwave and millimetre-wave components with exceptional RF performance.

MEC is able to include Custom designed MMICs into regularly scheduled multi-project GaAs wafer runs of the major foundries, offering the potential for low cost MMIC proto-typing and economic new product introductions.

MEC has benn chosen as third party Foundry Design Center of United Monolithics Semi (UMS) since 2011.


  • Characterization and measurements of active devices and circuits
  • Implementation test jig for prototype MMIC evaluation
  • Pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor (pHEMT)
  • GaAs and GaN MMIC fabrication process & comparison of other technologies
  • MMIC (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit) Foundry selection
  • MMICs, packaging, modules, sub-systems
  • Layout considerations, Simulation & modelling
  • Passive circuit design – filters, couplers, splitters, baluns
  • Active circuit design – amplifiers, switches, attenuators, phase shifters
  • RF On-Wafer (RFOW) test and measurement
  • CAD tools for circuit design Standard Simulations
  • DFM (Design For Manufacturing) for production Yield optimization


MEC presentation

MECGaNX27 – 8.5 to 10.2 GHz GaN HEMT Power Amplifier

MECGaNTRSX – X-Band GaN HEMT TxRx Absorptive Switch

MECGaNSCTRMX – X-Band GaN Single-Chip Transceiver Frontend

MECGaNLNAX – X-Band GaN HEMT Low Noise Amplifier

MECGaNLNACX – C- to X-Band GaN HEMT Low Noise Amplifier

Contact Info :MEC – Microwave Electronics for Communications Via San Nicolò di Villola, 1 40127 Bologna – ItalyTel/Fax: +39 051 6333403 Email: contact.mec@mec-mmic.com Web: www.mec-mmic.it
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