Integration of thin film giant magnetoimpedance sensor and surface acoustic wave transponder
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AbstractPassive and remote sensing technology has many potential applications in implantable devices, automation, or structural monitoring. In this paper, a tri-layer thin film giant magnetoimpedance (GMI) sensor with the maximum sensitivity of 16%/Oe and GMI ratio of 44% was combined with a two-port surface acoustic wave(SAW) transponder on a common substrate using standard microfabrication technology resulting in a fully integrated sensor for passive and remote operation. The implementation of the two devices has been optimized by on-chip matching circuits. The measurement results clearly show a magnetic field response at the input port of the SAW transponder that reflects the impedance change of the GMI sensor.
CitationIntegration of thin film giant magnetoimpedance sensor and surface acoustic wave transponder 2012, 111 (7):07E514 Journal of Applied Physics
JournalJournal of Applied Physics