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We describe a programmable capacitor technology under development at NCSU and its potential application in building programmable interconnect devices useful for system level connectivity functions, phased array beam steering, and RF switching. Crossbars are made from arrays of electrostatically controlled bistable MEMS-based capacitors. These new devices(More)
This paper presents top-down holistic design and verification of a MEMS-based 3-D optical switching subsystem utilizing an integrated CAD environment. The subsystem design takes place in a nodal simulation environment that includes models for fibers, lenses, mirrors, control elements, general electronics, and detailed mechanics. In this paper, we explore(More)
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