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19:49 Aug 14, 2006
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Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / RF and Microwave design
English term or phrase: TOPS package
"RF system-in-package (SiP) Bottoms-up Verification

This paper talks about an RF SiP down-converter with a quadruple LO in a 1cm x 1cm TOPS package that works up to 55GHz for radar applications."

Please, forgive my ignorance, but what is a "tops package"????

PS

I assume that a LO=local oscillator
Andrea Re
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:01
English translation:My shot
Explanation:
From the context, TOPS is probably some sort of packing format. Think TO (transistor outline), DIL (dual inline) or DIP (dual inline package). These are standard packaging cocepts for semiconductors or integrated circuits.

I was unable to find TOPS anywhere that would fit into this context. Even the abstract of the paper did not define it, so it may be a misprint.

My suggestion would be to just use it as is, but to give a note to the client.

P.S. LO is local oscillator, especially in this context.
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jccantrell
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Local time: 22:01
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tops package
My shot


Explanation:
From the context, TOPS is probably some sort of packing format. Think TO (transistor outline), DIL (dual inline) or DIP (dual inline package). These are standard packaging cocepts for semiconductors or integrated circuits.

I was unable to find TOPS anywhere that would fit into this context. Even the abstract of the paper did not define it, so it may be a misprint.

My suggestion would be to just use it as is, but to give a note to the client.

P.S. LO is local oscillator, especially in this context.

jccantrell
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Local time: 22:01
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Perfect, thanks!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DarekS: Probably a typo
8 mins

agree  Ramesh Madhavan: PS in TOPS could be Packet System.The 'packet' has a 'header' and a 'footer', hence the bottoms-up verification.Down converter is used in all wireless applications; not only Radar.
19 hrs
  -> Hmmm, I would not think Packet with an analog system involving RF and down-converters. This is not usually digital data, but analog signals.

agree  Cristina Chaplin
23 hrs

agree  Ben Shang
1 day14 hrs

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
1 day22 hrs
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