Miniaturized broadband up-converter MMIC

A. Bessemoulin, E. R. Convert, A. E. Parker, S. J. Mahon

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The design and performance of a miniaturized broadband up-converter MMIC is presented. The circuit is designed to operate as an harmonic FET mixer with an output frequency ranging from 40 to 160 GHz. With an LO power of +12 dBm, the circuit achieves a measured conversion loss of about 10 dB over the 40-110 GHz range, with 20-dB intrinsic LO suppression, +2 to +5-dBm input referred power at 1-dB compression (IP1dB), and +10 dBm input referred third order intercept point (IIP3). To the author's knowledge, these results demonstrate the first operation of this circuit topology as a broadband harmonic mixer for up-conversion applications. The MMIC is realized in a commercially available GaAs PHEMT technology with 100 nm gate-length and its topology is convenient for integration into multifunctional MMICs from Ka-to D-band.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2015
Subtitle of host publication"Freedom Through Microwaves", EuMW 2015 - Conference Proceedings; 2015 10th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference Proceedings, EuMIC
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870408
ISBN (Print)9781467380072
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2015
Event10th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Sept 20158 Sept 2015


Other10th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2015


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