Example of a Mixed-Signal Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver Using MCM-L Packaging

Patrick J. Zabinski, Barry K. Gilbert, Theodore W. Keller

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Under an Advanced Research Projects Agency program (NRaD contract N66001-89-C-0104), a fully functional Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver using Laminated Multichip Modules (MCM-L‘s) was developed. Although many facets of GPS are of interest, this paper will use this particular module design as an example of a more generic mixed-signal (i.e., containing both analog and digital electronic elements) system, concentrating on the design, assembly, and test aspects related to typical mixed-signal MCM problems. Topics include system requirements, design constraints, substrate selection and description, design approach, assembly and test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Components Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Part B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1995


  • Multichip Module global positioning system
  • mixed-signal design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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