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M. Sc. Victor Arturo Silva Cortes

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Lebenslauf

Victor Arturo Silva Cortes received the bachelor degree in electronic and communications engineering from the Universidad Veracruzana, México in 2007 and the master degree in communications engineering from the RWTH Aachen, Germany in 2012. He worked for Huawei Technologies de México from 2008 until 2010 as Wireless Engineer. He is currently pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. His main research interests are RF MEMS devices, reconfigurable RF systems and wireless communications.

Arbeitsgebiete

  • RF MEMS
  • Reconfigurable RF Systems

Abschlussarbeiten

Currently, there are no student theses available.

Publikationen

2019

  • V. Silva Cortes, V. Chauhan, J. Stegner, U. Stehr, G. Fischer, and A. Hagelauer, "RF MEMS Modules: A Multiphysical design methodology based on system performance requirements", IEEE Microwave Magazine, 2019 (to be published). [Bibtex]
    @article{silva2018a,
    author = {Silva Cortes, Victor and Chauhan, Vikrant and Stegner, Johannes and Stehr, Uwe and Fischer, Georg and Hagelauer, Amelie},
    language = {English},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/109692264},
    year = {2019},
    faupublication = {yes},
    issn = {1527-3342},
    journaltitle = {IEEE Microwave Magazine},
    note = {unpublished},
    peerreviewed = {automatic},
    series = {IEEE Microwave Magazine},
    shortjournal = {IEEE MICROW MAG},
    title = {RF MEMS Modules: A Multiphysical design methodology based on system performance requirements},
    }

2018

  • U. Stehr, V. Chauhan, V. Silva Cortes, A. Frank, M. Hein, R. Weigel, and A. Hagelauer, "Investigation of thermal and non-linear effects on the performance of the power amplifier - BAW filter - chain in a LTE transmitter" in International Ultrasonics Symposium, Kobe, Japan., 2018 (to be published). [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{stehr2018,
    author = {Stehr, Uwe and Chauhan, Vikrant and Silva Cortes, Victor and Frank, Astrid and Hein, Matthias and Weigel, Robert and Hagelauer, Amelie},
    language = {English},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    booktitle = {International Ultrasonics Symposium},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/203452376},
    year = {2018},
    month = {11},
    day = {30},
    eventdate = {2018-10-22/2018-10-25},
    faupublication = {yes},
    note = {unpublished},
    peerreviewed = {automatic},
    title = {Investigation of thermal and non-linear effects on the performance of the power amplifier - BAW filter - chain in a LTE transmitter},
    type = {Konferenzschrift},
    venue = {Kobe, Japan.},
    }
  • V. Chauhan, L. W. Wandji, X. Peng, V. Silva Cortes, U. Stehr, A. Frank, R. Weigel, and A. Hagelauer, "Design and Performance of Power Amplifier Integration with BAW Filter on a Silicon-Ceramic Composite and Standard Epoxy/Glass Substrate" in IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes, Michigan, USA, 2018. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{chauhan2018b,
    author = {Chauhan, Vikrant and Wandji, Lionel Wilfried and Peng, Xuejiao and Silva Cortes, Victor and Stehr, Uwe and Frank, Astrid and Weigel, Robert and Hagelauer, Amelie},
    language = {English},
    booktitle = {IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/200126598},
    year = {2018},
    month = {09},
    day = {10},
    doi = {10.1109/IMWS-AMP.2018.8457140},
    eventdate = {2018-07-16/2018-04-18},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {unknown},
    title = {Design and Performance of Power Amplifier Integration with BAW Filter on a Silicon-Ceramic Composite and Standard Epoxy/Glass Substrate},
    type = {Konferenzschrift},
    url = {https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8457140/},
    venue = {Michigan, USA},
    }
  • A. Frank, V. Silva Cortes, S. Michael, A. Hagelauer, and G. Fischer, "Thermal Modeling and Measurement of a Power Amplifier Module for a Silicon-Ceramic Substrate" in German Microwave Conference, Freiburg, Germany, 2018. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{frank2018a,
    author = {Frank, Astrid and Silva Cortes, Victor and Michael, Steffen and Hagelauer, Amelie and Fischer, Georg},
    booktitle = {German Microwave Conference},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/119629224},
    year = {2018},
    month = {03},
    day = {12},
    doi = {10.23919/GEMIC.2018.8335033},
    eventdate = {2018-03-12/2018-03-14},
    eventtitle = {German Microwave Conference 2018},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Thermal Modeling and Measurement of a Power Amplifier Module for a Silicon-Ceramic Substrate},
    type = {Article in Journal},
    url = {https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8335033/},
    venue = {Freiburg, Germany},
    }
  • V. Silva Cortes, U. Stehr, J. Stegner, J. Nowak, M. Hein, R. Sommer, G. Fischer, and A. Hagelauer, "Multiphysical Design Methodology for the Heterogeneous Integration of an RF Receiver" in German Microwave Conference, Freiburg, Germany, 2018. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{silva2018,
    author = {Silva Cortes, Victor and Stehr, Uwe and Stegner, Johannes and Nowak, Jacek and Hein, Matthias and Sommer, Ralf and Fischer, Georg and Hagelauer, Amelie},
    language = {English},
    booktitle = {German Microwave Conference},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/119629004},
    year = {2018},
    month = {03},
    day = {12},
    doi = {10.23919/GEMIC.2018.8335030},
    eventdate = {2018-03-12/2018-03-14},
    eventtitle = {German Microwave Conference 2018},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Multiphysical Design Methodology for the Heterogeneous Integration of an RF Receiver},
    type = {Article in Journal},
    url = {https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8335030/},
    venue = {Freiburg, Germany},
    }
  • V. Silva Cortes, L. Liu, U. Stehr, M. Fischer, A. Frank, V. Chauhan, M. Hein, J. Müller, R. Weigel, G. Fischer, and A. Hagelauer, "Design of a Power Amplifier Module in a Novel Silicon-Ceramic Substrate for an LTE Transmitter" in Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, 2018, pp. 448-451. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{silva2017,
    abstract = {The present paper demonstrates the design of a power amplifier (PA) module on a silicon ceramic (SiCer) composite substrate. The SiCer platform combines the advantages of low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) and silicon thin-film processing technology for micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) in a quasi-monolithic composite substrate. The present approach provides a methodology for the design and manufacturing of a PA module that foresees further integration with MEMS modules such as switches, oscillators, and acoustic filters. Based on a co-simulation approach in a specification-compliant software and polyharmonic distortion modeling, the impact of the PA module in a long term evolution (LTE) transmitter is evaluated.},
    author = {Silva Cortes, Victor and Liu, Lian and Stehr, Uwe and Fischer, Michael and Frank, Astrid and Chauhan, Vikrant and Hein, Matthias and Müller, Jens and Weigel, Robert and Fischer, Georg and Hagelauer, Amelie},
    language = {English},
    booktitle = {Asia Pacific Microwave Conference},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/123513984},
    year = {2018},
    month = {01},
    day = {11},
    doi = {10.1109/APMC.2017.8251477},
    eventdate = {2017-11-13/2017-11-16},
    eventtitle = {Asia Pacific Microwave Conference},
    faupublication = {yes},
    isbn = {9781538606407},
    keywords = {Power amplifier; front end; composite substrate},
    pages = {448--451},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Design of a Power Amplifier Module in a Novel Silicon-Ceramic Substrate for an LTE Transmitter},
    type = {Journal Article},
    url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8251477/},
    venue = {Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia},
    }

2017

  • V. Silva Cortes, J. Binder, G. Fischer, and A. Hagelauer, "Influence of Loss Mechanisms on High Q Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) Resonators suitable for RF Applications" in IEEE Electrical Design of Advanced Packaging and Systems Symposium, Haining, China, 2017, pp. 1-3. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{silva2017a,
    author = {Silva Cortes, Victor and Binder, Jonathan and Fischer, Georg and Hagelauer, Amelie},
    booktitle = {IEEE Electrical Design of Advanced Packaging and Systems Symposium},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/118213084},
    year = {2017},
    month = {12},
    day = {14},
    doi = {10.1109/EDAPS.2017.8276917},
    eventdate = {2017-12-14/2017-12-16},
    eventtitle = {IEEE Electrical Design of Advanced Packaging and Systems Symposium},
    faupublication = {yes},
    pages = {1--3},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Influence of Loss Mechanisms on High Q Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) Resonators suitable for RF Applications},
    type = {Konferenzschrift},
    venue = {Haining, China},
    }

2016

  • V. Silva Cortes, R. Weigel, G. Fischer, and A. Hagelauer, "High Power Effects on a MEMS-based Tunable Matching Network for Power Amplifier Reconfigurability" in Latin America Microwave Conference 2016, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2016. [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{silva2016b,
    abstract = {In this work, the thermal effects on a tunable matching network (TMN) based on micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) are investigated. A capacitive MEMS switch acts as the active component in a TMN that provides reconfigurability on the PA architecture. However, the large signal operation of the PA causes the membrane of the MEMS switch to heat up, leading to variations of its intrinsic characteristics. These effects are modeled and their influence on the linearity of the PA addressed. The study is aided by a behavioral model of the capacitive MEMS switch with the additional modeling of the thermal effects that raise due to power dissipation at the MEMS’s membrane. The PA architecture is based on a commercial process design kit for the PA and the geometrical and material characteristics of an available MEMS switch.},
    author = {Silva Cortes, Victor and Weigel, Robert and Fischer, Georg and Hagelauer, Amelie},
    publisher = {IEEE MTT-S},
    booktitle = {Latin America Microwave Conference 2016},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/108667064},
    year = {2016},
    month = {12},
    day = {12},
    eventdate = {2016-12-12/2016-12-14},
    eventtitle = {Latin America Microwave Conference 2016},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {High Power Effects on a MEMS-based Tunable Matching Network for Power Amplifier Reconfigurability},
    venue = {Puerto Vallarta, Mexico},
    }
  • V. Silva Cortes, V. Chauhan, R. Weigel, G. Fischer, and A. Hagelauer, "Nonlinear BAW Filter Effects on the Performance of an LTE Receiver" in IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Tours, France, 2016, pp. 1-4. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{silva2016a,
    abstract = {In this work, the impact of the intrinsic nonlinear effects of BAW filters in the demodulation performance of an LTE receiver is evaluated. The nonlinear effects that shape the generation of higher harmonics in the BAW resonator are covered in a nonlinear model implemented in Keysight ADS and validated through nonlinear measurements done on a BAW resonator for its 2nd harmonic. The nonlinear filter characteristics and its power dependence are captured in a Poly Harmonic Distortion (PHD) model and used for the simulation of the LTE receiver.},
    author = {Silva Cortes, Victor and Chauhan, Vikrant and Weigel, Robert and Fischer, Georg and Hagelauer, Amelie},
    publisher = {International Ultrasonics Symposium},
    booktitle = {IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/122837484},
    year = {2016},
    month = {09},
    day = {18},
    doi = {10.1109/ULTSYM.2016.7728397},
    eventdate = {2016-09-18/2016-09-21},
    eventtitle = {IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium},
    faupublication = {yes},
    keywords = {RF frontend; BAW; Nonlinear modeling},
    pages = {1--4},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Nonlinear BAW Filter Effects on the Performance of an LTE Receiver},
    venue = {Tours, France},
    }
  • V. Silva Cortes, D. Podoskin, J. Stegner, M. Fischer, S. Gropp, M. Hein, M. Hoffmann, J. Müller, R. Weigel, G. Fischer, and A. Hagelauer, "Evaluation of a Multiphysical RF MEMS Oscillator Based on LTE Receiver Performance Requirements" in International Conference on Microwave, Radar and Wireless Communications (MIKON), Krakow, Poland, 2016. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{silva2016,
    abstract = {A simulation methodology dealing with the complexity of multiphysical MEMS models and their evaluation according to RF specification is presented. It is focused towards the evaluation of a hybrid MEMS-CMOS RF oscillator prior its realization, based on the demodulation performance of an LTE user equipment. The proposed multiphysical simulation approach enables to meet the constraints of the receiver specification, the design rules for manufacturing and the implementation with the novel silicon-ceramic composite substrate (SiCer) based on co-simulation and a parametrized behavioral model of the MEMS resonator. Thus, allowing to successfully address the constraints at the different abstraction levels of the design and manufacturing processes.},
    author = {Silva Cortes, Victor and Podoskin, Dmitry and Stegner, Johannes and Fischer, Michael and Gropp, Sebastian and Hein, Matthias and Hoffmann, Martin and Müller, Jens and Weigel, Robert and Fischer, Georg and Hagelauer, Amelie},
    booktitle = {International Conference on Microwave, Radar and Wireless Communications (MIKON)},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/108115524},
    year = {2016},
    month = {05},
    day = {09},
    doi = {10.1109/MIKON.2016.7492025},
    eventdate = {2016-05-09/2016-05-11},
    eventtitle = {International Conference on Microwave, Radar and Wireless Communications (MIKON)},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Evaluation of a Multiphysical RF MEMS Oscillator Based on LTE Receiver Performance Requirements},
    venue = {Krakow, Poland},
    }

2015

  • D. Karolewski, A. Tag, V. Silva Cortes, A. Hagelauer, G. Fischer, and C. Schäffel, "Modeling of BAW Filters for System Level Simulation" in German Microwave Conference, Nuremberg, 2015, pp. 410-413. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{karolewski2015,
    author = {Karolewski, Dominik and Tag, Andreas and Silva Cortes, Victor and Hagelauer, Amelie and Fischer, Georg and Schäffel, Christoph},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    booktitle = {German Microwave Conference},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/108042264},
    year = {2015},
    month = {03},
    day = {16},
    doi = {10.1109/GEMIC.2015.7107840},
    eventdate = {2015-03-16/2015-03-18},
    eventtitle = {German Microwave Conference (GeMiC)},
    faupublication = {yes},
    pages = {410--413},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Modeling of BAW Filters for System Level Simulation},
    venue = {Nuremberg},
    }
  • V. Silva Cortes and G. Fischer, "Shunt MEMS switch requirements for Tunable Matching Network at 1.9 GHz in composite substrates" in German Microwave Conference (GeMiC), Nürnberg, 2015, pp. 422-425. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{silva2015,
    abstract = {A theoretical approach for the specification of shunt MEMS switches suitable for Tunable Matching Networks (TMN) at 1.9GHz is presented. DC-contact fixed-fixed beam MEMS switches designed with series metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors at the grounding plane of a CPW transmission line provide the basic design block for the TMN. In the down-state, the MEMS switch makes an ohmic contact with the transmission line, as consequence, the down-state capacitance of the switch is dominated by the MIM capacitors. The proper dimensioning of the MIM capacitors enables to directly increase the capacitance ratio of the switch in order to operate at frequencies below 10 GHz. Based on predefined CPW transmission line configurations on composite substrates, the optimization of the capacitance ratio of the MEMS switch can be directly related to the geometry of the CPW transmission line.},
    author = {Silva Cortes, Victor and Fischer, Georg},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    booktitle = {German Microwave Conference (GeMiC)},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/108067124},
    year = {2015},
    month = {03},
    day = {16},
    doi = {10.1109/GEMIC.2015.7107843},
    eventdate = {2015-03-16/2015-03-18},
    eventtitle = {German Microwave Conference (GeMiC)},
    faupublication = {yes},
    keywords = {RF MEMS},
    pages = {422--425},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Shunt MEMS switch requirements for Tunable Matching Network at 1.9 GHz in composite substrates},
    venue = {Nürnberg},
    }

2013

  • V. Silva Cortes, "Challenges and opportunities toward a MEMS-based RF frontend for LTE" in Electrical and Electronic Engineering for Communication Workshop - Entwicklerforum - Fachmesse, Ulm, DE, 2013. [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{cortes2013,
    author = {Silva Cortes, Victor},
    booktitle = {Electrical and Electronic Engineering for Communication Workshop - Entwicklerforum - Fachmesse},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/123848604},
    year = {2013},
    month = {07},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {No},
    title = {Challenges and opportunities toward a MEMS-based RF frontend for LTE},
    venue = {Ulm, DE},
    }

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