Updated July 19,
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Antimonide-based compound semiconductors
At the lowest end of the power
spectrum is ABCS. Here's a technology that can operate at only one
tenth of a volt! It is possible to create low noise amps that dissipate
only one milliwatt - using ABCS. The market for these? Space-based
arrays, where power is limited to solar cells, and received power
from earth is pretty-well attenuated to next to nothing. Don't look
for ABCS applications where high linearity is a priority, voltage
breakdown is very low.
Antimony is number 51 on the
periodic chart, right
below arsenic. This puts it in Group Five, so it has an extra electron
and acts as a donor. Antimony's symbol is Sb.
ABCS foundry examples:
Teledyne (was Rockwell Scientific)
Hey Teledyne, how about sending
us an I-V curve?