Effect of model derivative discontinuities on cold FET distortion simulations

Danny R. Webster*, Mervin T. Hutabarat, Anthony E. Parker, David G. Haigh

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Abstract

This work presents a description of the nonlinear behaviour of the cold FET. A characterization technique is described together with typical measurements. The work describes key weaknesses in popular simulator models that prevent realistic simulation of 3rd order intermodulation distortion performance of cold FET attenuators, mixers and switches. This includes a previously undescribed derivative discontinuity peculiar to the cold FET condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on High Performance Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications, EDMO
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages97-102
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)078034135X
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Workshop on High Performance Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications, EDMO - London, UK
Duration: 24 Nov 199725 Nov 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 Workshop on High Performance Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications, EDMO
CityLondon, UK
Period24/11/9725/11/97

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