1 July 1991 High-dynamic-range mixer using novel balun structure
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Abstract
A wide band 6 to 18 GHz mixer has been designed and developed for high dynamic range operation. The mixer utilizes monolithic MESFET quad as a mixing element for the double balanced mixer circuit. The baluns have been developed on low dielectric constant substrates and are fully compatible for a planar approach. The mixer circuit exhibits an IF bandwidth of 2 GHz to 6 GHz and has a measured input intercept point of +25 dBm. The fabricated RF and LO baluns have demonstrated an excellent performance in amplitude and phase up to 21 GHZ. The IF baluns demonstrate similar performance from 1 GHz to 1 0 GHz. The design is transferable to milli-meter range. A 0.5 micron gate length MMIC process was used to fabricate the matched quad. GaAs FET's with double recessed channels, for high breakdown and low parasitic resistance, were used.
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Sarjit Bharj, Sarjit Bharj, Gordon Charles Taylor, Gordon Charles Taylor, E. J. Denlinger, E. J. Denlinger, H. Milgazo, H. Milgazo, } "High-dynamic-range mixer using novel balun structure", Proc. SPIE 1475, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits for Sensors, Radar, and Communications Systems, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44513; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44513
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