### A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN RF-MEMS TECHNOLOGY-BASED HIGH-PERFORMANCE PASSIVE COMPONENTS FOR APPLICATIONS IN THE 5G AND FUTURE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SCENARIOS

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The goal of this work is to provide an overview about the current development of radio-frequency microelectromechanical systems technology, with special attention towards those passive components bearing significant application potential in the currently developing 5G paradigm. Due to the required capabilities of such communication standard in terms of high data rates, extended allocated spectrum, use of massive MIMO (Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output) systems, beam steering and beam forming, the focus will be on devices like switches, phase shifters, attenuators, filters, and their packaging/integration. For each of the previous topics, several valuable contributions appeared in the last decade, underlining the improvements produced in the state of the art and the chance for RF-MEMS technology to play a prominent role in the actual implementation of the 5G infrastructure.

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