An even harmonic mixer using self-biased anti-parallel diode pair

Mitsuhiro Shimozawa, Takatoshi Katsura, Kenichi Maeda, Eiji Taniguchi, Takayuki Ikushima, Noriharu Suematsu, Kenji Itoh, Yoji Isota, Tadashi Takagi

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Abstract

This paper presents an even harmonic mixer using self-biased anti-parallel diode pair (APDP). A proposed self-biased APDP is composed of a pair of diodes and self-bias series resistors. At high LO injection level, rectified current is generated by the diodes and reverse voltage is applied to the diodes by the self-bias resistor. Therefore, rapid degradation of conversion loss at high LO input level can be avoided. The effect of self-bias resistor is explained by using simplified behavior model and harmonic balance method, and is evaluated by the measurements of an L-band even harmonic type direct conversion mixer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1464-1471
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
VolumeE86-C
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anti-parallel diode pair
  • Harmonic mixer
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Self-bias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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