Following are the difference between monolithic ic and hybrid ic.
|Monolithic integrated circuits which are fabricated entirely on a single chips.
||Hybrid integrated circuits are fabricated by inter- connecting a number of individual chips.
|A monolithic integrated circuit has the full circuit constructed on a single piece of silicon or other semiconductor, then enclosed in a package with connecting leads.
||A Hybrid circuit often ceramic substrate carrying one or more silicon chips. A hybrid can also use mixed technology, such as GaAs chips along with silicon chips.
|Small in size as compared to hybrid ICs
||Large in size as compared to monolithic ICs
|In this case all the component are formed together by various method which include diffusion or ion implantation.
||In this case of hybrid integrated circuits, interconnection usually established by TEM mode transmission lines.
|Monolithic ICs are expensive.
||Hybrid ICs are less expensive.
|Speed is high as compared to hybrid ICs.
||Speed is low as compared to monolithic ICs.
|Monolithic ICs provide smaller flexibility in circuit design.
||Hybrid ICs provide greater flexibility in circuit design.