Published March 7, 2007
In an effort to better combine the editorial content of our magazine with our newly developed and retooled on-line presence, we have decided to expand Harlan's RF and microwave engineering advice into a monthly feature that appears in Microwave Journal.
Harlan has selected one question from his "Ask Harlan" column to be featured in the February issue. Harlan will be monitoring the responses and will ultimately choose the best answer to the question. Although all of the responses to the featured question will be posted on our web site, we plan to publish the winning answer in the May issue.
You be the expert: Please take a few moments and provide an answer to this month's featured question. Good luck and we look forward to reviewing your answer.
All responses must be submitted by April 6, 2007, to be eligible for the participation of the March question.
Madhusudhan from VT University, Belgaum, India has submitted this month's question:
I would like to introduce myself as a PhD student in microwave and MEMS doing research in India. I have just started my research in modeling of MEMS devices and I have encountered a problem. I am very much confused by different things like field solvers and SPICE models. Can you provide any clarity between the two and also suggest field solvers or a low cost field solver that I can work with for my degree?
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