A cointegrated high frequency oscillator including a thin film resonator and activedevices formed on the same semiconductor substrate and by a process which is compatible with formation of both the thin film resonator and the active devices. The processes utilized in formation of the thin film resonator are adapted to microelectronic processing techniques such that the steps of formation of the active devices and the thin film resonator can be intermixed to the degree necessary to allow, for example, the metallization layers to serve as elements both of the active devices and the thin film resonator.
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Weber, Robert J.; Burns, Stanley G.; and Braymen, Steven D., "High frequency oscillator comprising cointegrated thin film resonator and active device" (1991). Iowa State University Patents. 75.