An even harmonic image rejection mixer using an eight-phase polyphase filter

Mitsuhiro Shimozawa, Kensuke Nakajima, Hiroomi Ueda, Tomohiro Tadokoro, Noriharu Suematsu

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Abstract

Since an even harmonic mixer is pumped by LO with half the frequency compared with the fundamental mixer, LO can be generated and amplified easily with lower current consumption. When it is applied to the quadrature mixer (QMIX) or the image rejection mixer (IRM), a 90 degree phase shifter In the RF signal path or a 45 degree phase shifter in the LO path is required. As a 90 degree phase shifter for RF path increases loss of the RF signal and degrades noise figure of the receiver, a configuration with a 45 degree phase shifter is better for QMIX or IRM. In this paper, a novel LO divider using eight-phase polyphase filters (PPF) and the even harmonic IRM using thé proposed LO divider are presented. A proposed LO divider divides the input differential signal into the four differential signals with 45 degree phase difference and it can be applied for the IRM using even harmonic mixer. A developed even harmonic IRM with an eight-phase PPF fabricated by SiGe BiCMOS process achieved more than 20dB of the Image rejection ratio in 5.8GHz-band.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT
Pages1485-1488
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 12
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jun 152008 Jun 20

Publication series

NameIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
ISSN (Print)0149-645X

Other

Other2008 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, MTT
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period08/6/1508/6/20

Keywords

  • Even harmonic mixer
  • IRM
  • Image rejection mixer
  • Polyphase filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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