A wideband high-linearity mixer in 0.5 μm InP DHBT technology

Mark Stuenkel, Milton Feng

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Abstract

This paper presents the design, implementation and characterization of a wideband down-conversion mixer in a 0.5 μm InP DHBT process. A modified Gilbert cell topology is implemented to improve circuit linearity and to give a means by which DHBT mixers can operate at lower supply voltages. The measured circuit has a maximum conversion gain of 11.3 dB over a 3 dB bandwidth from 7 to 24 GHz. The input referred 1-dB compression point is greater than -15.6 dB across the entire frequency range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2010
Pages525-528
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 16 2010
Event2010 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2010 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: May 23 2010May 25 2010

Publication series

NameDigest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium
ISSN (Print)1529-2517

Other

Other2010 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period5/23/105/25/10

Keywords

  • DHBTs
  • InP
  • Linearity
  • Mixers
  • Wideband

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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