Dan Kuylenstierna

Docent at Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Dan Kuylenstierna is working as project leader for the GHz centre project Integrated Oscillators. His main research interests are circuits for frequency generation (Voltage controlled oscillators and frequency multipliers) and reconfigurable microwave circuits.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2013–2017

Energy efficient millimeter wave transmitters

Christian Fager Microwave Electronics
Niklas Rorsman Microwave Electronics
Dan Kuylenstierna Microwave Electronics
William Hallberg Microwave Electronics
Herbert Zirath Microwave Electronics
Mattias Thorsell Microwave Electronics
VINNOVA

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Publications

2017

Analysis of a MEMS Tuned Cavity Oscillator on X-Band

Mikael Hörberg, Thomas Emanuelsson, Herbert Zirath et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 65 (9), p. 3257-3268
Journal article
2017

Does LO Noise Floor Limit Performance in Multi-Gigabit Millimeter-Wave Communication?

Jingjing Chen, Zhongxia Simon He, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 27 (8), p. 769-771
Journal article
2017

RF-MEMS Tuned GaN HEMT based Cavity Oscillator for X-band

Mikael Hörberg, Thomas Emanuelsson, Per Ligander et al
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. Vol. 27 (1), p. 46-48
Magazine article
2016

A GaN HEMT X-band cavity oscillator with electronic gain control

Mikael Hörberg, Dan Kuylenstierna
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 2016-August, p. Art. no. 7540030-
Paper in proceedings
2016

Influence on Noise Performance of GaN HEMTs With In Situ and Low-Pressure-Chemical-Vapor-Deposition SiNx Passivation

Tongde Huang, Olle Axelsson, Thi Ngoc Do Thanh et al
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. Vol. 63 (10), p. 3887-3892
Journal article
2015

Phase-Noise Analysis of an X-Band Ultra-Low Phase-Noise GaN HEMT Based Cavity Oscillator

Mikael Hörberg, Thomas Emanuelsson, Szhau Lai et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 63 (8), p. 2619-2629
Journal article
2015

Low phase noise power-efficient MMIC GaN-HEMT Oscillator at 15 GHz based on a Quasi-lumped on-chip resonator

Mikael Hörberg, Dan Kuylenstierna
Journal of Logic and Computation
Paper in proceedings
2015

A class-J power amplifier with varactor-based dynamic load modulation across a large bandwidth

William Hallberg, David Gustafsson, MUSTAFA ÖZEN et al
Journal of Logic and Computation
Paper in proceedings
2015

Effects of Surface Passivation and Deposition Methods on the 1/f Noise Performance of AlInN/AlN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors

Thi Ngoc Do Thanh, Anna Malmros, P. Gamarra et al
IEEE Electron Device Letters. Vol. 36 (4), p. 315-317
Journal article
2015

Optimized Design of a Dual-Band Power Amplifier With SiC Varactor-Based Dynamic Load Modulation

Cesar Sanchez Perez, MUSTAFA ÖZEN, Christer Andersson et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 63 (8), p. 2579-2588
Journal article
2015

A MMIC GaN HEMT Voltage-Controlled-Oscillator with high tuning linearity and low phase noise

Thi Ngoc Do Thanh, Szhau Lai, Mikael Hörberg et al
Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium (CSICS), 2015 IEEE ; 37th IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization, IISWC 2015; New Orleans; United States; 11 October 2015 through 14 October 2015 (Article number 7314478)
Paper in proceedings
2015

A 12 Gbps Analog QPSK baseband receiver based on Injection-locked VCO

Zhongxia Simon He, Dan Kuylenstierna, Szhau Lai
Journal of Logic and Computation
Paper in proceedings
2014

A GaN MMIC Modified Doherty PA With Large Bandwidth and Reconfigurable Efficiency

David Gustafsson, Jessica Chani Cahuana, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 62 (12), p. 3006-3016
Journal article
2014

Low Phase Noise GaN HEMT Oscillators With Excellent Figures of Merit

Szhau Lai, Dan Kuylenstierna, MUSTAFA ÖZEN et al
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. Vol. 24 (6), p. 412-414
Journal article
2014

Efficient and Wideband Power Amplifiers for Wireless Infrastructure Applications

Christian Fager, Ulf Gustavsson, Christer Andersson et al
Conference contribution
2014

Transformer-Based Broadband High-Linearity HBT Gm-Boosted Transconductance Mixers

Jian Zhang, M. Q. Bao, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 62 (1), p. 92-99
Journal article
2014

Design and characterization of a negative resistance Common Emitter InP Double Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor subcircuit for millimeter wave and submillimeter wave applications

C. Poole, I.Z. Darwazeh, Herbert Zirath et al
44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014; Fiera di RomaRome; Italy; 6 October 2014 through 9 October 2014, p. 933-936
Paper in proceedings
2014

Calculation of the Performance of Communication Systems from Measured Oscillator Phase Noise

M Reza Khanzadi, Dan Kuylenstierna, Ashkan Panahi et al
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers. Vol. 61 (5), p. 1553-1565
Journal article
2014

Oscillator Phase Noise and Small-Scale Channel Fading in Higher Frequency Bands

M Reza Khanzadi, Rajet Krishnan, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
2014 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2014; Austin; United States; 8 December 2014 through 12 December 2014, p. 410-415
Paper in proceedings
2014

Low frequency noise measurements-A technology benchmark with target on oscillator applications

Thi Ngoc Do Thanh, Mikael Hörberg, Szhau Lai et al
2014 44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014; Fiera di RomaRome; Italy; 6 October 2014 through 9 October 2014, p. 1412-1415
Paper in proceedings
2014

Phase noise analysis of a tuned-input/tuned-output oscillator based on a GaN HEMT device

Mikael Hörberg, Szhau Lai, Thi Ngoc Do Thanh et al
44th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014; Fiera di RomaRome; Italy; 6 October 2014 through 9 October 2014, p. 1118-1121
Paper in proceedings
2014

Low frequency noise measurements: A technology benchmark with target on oscillator applications

Thi Ngoc Do Thanh, Mikael Hörberg, Szhau Lai et al
European Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, p. 468-471
Paper in proceedings
2013

An LC VCO for High Power Millimeter-Wave Signal Generation

Szhau Lai, Dan Kuylenstierna, Rumen Kozhuharov et al
35th IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium: Integrated Circuits in GaAs, InP, SiGe, GaN and Other Compound Semiconductors, CSICS 2013, Monterey, United States, 13-16 October 2013
Paper in proceedings
2013

Accurate Phase-Noise Prediction for a Balanced Colpitts GaN HEMT MMIC Oscillator

Szhau Lai, Dan Kuylenstierna, Mikael Hörberg et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 61 (11), p. 3916-3926
Journal article
2013

LDMOS Modeling

Szhau Lai, Christian Fager, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
IEEE Microwave Magazine. Vol. 14 (1), p. 108-116
Journal article
2013

A Wideband and Compact GaN MMIC Doherty Amplifier for Microwave Link Applications

David Gustafsson, Jessica Chani Cahuana, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 61 (2), p. 922-930
Journal article
2013

Hybrid measurement-based extraction of consistent large-signal models for microwave FETs

Iltcho Angelov, Mattias Thorsell, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
43rd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2013 - Held as Part of the 16th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2013; Nuremberg; Germany; 7 October 2013 through 10 October 2013, p. 267-270
Paper in proceedings
2013

Integrated wideband and low phase-noise signal source using two voltage-controlled oscillators and a mixer

Szhau Lai, Mingquang Bao, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation. Vol. 7 (2), p. 123-130
Journal article
2012

A 20 GHz Low Phase Noise Signal Source Using VCO and Mixer in InGaP/GaAs HBT

Szhau Lai, Mingquang Bao, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
2012 IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium, CSICS 2012, La Jolla, CA, 14 - 17 October 2012, p. Art. no. 6340056-
Paper in proceedings
2012

A model-based analysis of phase jitter in RF oscillators

M Reza Khanzadi, Ashkan Panahi, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
Proceedings - 66th IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, IFCS 2012, Baltimore, 21-24 May 2012, p. 508-511
Paper in proceedings
2012

A method to lower VCO phase noise by using HBT darlington pair

Szhau Lai, M. Bao, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
Journal of Logic and Computation
Paper in proceedings
2012

Design and characterization of SiC varactor-based phase shifters

Roberto Quaglia, Victor Camarchia, Christer Andersson et al
7th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2012 - Held as Part of 15th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2012; Amsterdam; Netherlands; 29 October 2012 through 30 October 2012, p. 897-900
Paper in proceedings
2012

Design of Low Phase-Noise Oscillators and Wideband VCOs in InGaP HBT Technology

Dan Kuylenstierna, Szhau Lai, M. Q. Bao et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 60 (11), p. 3420-3430
Magazine article
2012

A method to lower VCO phase noise by using HBT darlington pair

Szhau Lai, M. Bao, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
Journal of Logic and Computation
Paper in proceedings
2012

A 20 GHz Low Phase Noise Signal Source Using VCO and Mixer in InGaP/GaAs HBT

Szhau Lai, Mingquang Bao, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
2012 IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium, CSICS 2012, La Jolla, CA, 14 - 17 October 2012, p. Art. no. 6340056-
Paper in proceedings
2011

A varactor model including valanche noise source for VCOs phase noise simulation

Szhau Lai, Dan Kuylenstierna, Iltcho Angelov et al
41th European Microwave Conference , Manchester, UK, Oct 10-13, 2011, p. 591-594
Paper in proceedings
2011

On Models, Bounds, and Estimation Algorithms for Time-Varying Phase Noise

M Reza Khanzadi, Hani Mehrpouyan, Erik Alpman et al
5th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS2011), p. Art Nr. 6140897-
Paper in proceedings
2011

Broadband Gm-Boosted Differential HBT Doublers With Transformer Balun

J. Zhang, M. Q. Bao, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 59 (11), p. 2953-2960
Magazine article
2011

An X-band low phase noise AlGaN-GaN-HEMT MMIC push-push oscillator

Herbert Zirath, Szhau Lai, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
33rd IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium: Integrated Circuits in GaAs, InP, SiGe, GaN and Other Compound Semiconductors, CSICS 2011, Waikoloa, 16-19 October 2011
Paper in proceedings
2010

A large-signal GaAs HBT model optimized for design of low phase-noise VCOs

Szhau Lai, Iltcho Angelov, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
Paper in proceedings
2010

Gm-boosted balanced Colpitts compared to conventional balanced Colpitts and cross-coupled VCOs in InGaP HBT technology

Szhau Lai, Dan Kuylenstierna, Iltcho Angelov et al
Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC, Yokohama; 7 December through 10 December, p. 386-389
Paper in proceedings
2010

Single and Dual Fundamental Wideband Surface Mount VCO’s covering 2-25 GHz

Ronny Christoffersen, Sten Gunnarsson, Anette Brandt et al
Paper in proceedings
2010

Tuneable ferroelectric delay line having mirror image conductors

Dan Kuylenstierna, Harald Jacobsson, Thomas Lewin et al
Patent
2010

Flip-chip assembled 7 GHz ultra-low phase-noise InGaP HBT oscillator

Li-Han Hsu, Dan Kuylenstierna, Herbert Zirath et al
Paper in proceedings
2010

Low-phase noise InGaP HBT VCO design

Dan Kuylenstierna, Herbert Zirath, Rumen Kozhuharov et al
Paper in proceedings
2010

Flip-Chip-Based Multichip Module for Low Phase-Noise V -Band Frequency Generation

Li-Han Hsu, Dan Kuylenstierna, Rumen Kozhuharov et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 58 (9), p. 2408-2419
Magazine article
2010

A novel model for simulation of RF oscillator phase noise

S. Yousefi, Thomas Eriksson, Dan Kuylenstierna
2010 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWW 2010 - Paper Digest, p. 428-431
Conference contribution
2010

Layout Optimization of Small-Size Ferroelectric Parallel-Plate Varactors

Martin Norling, Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 58 (6), p. 1475-1484
Journal article
2009

Low phase noise MMIC oscillators in InGaP HBT technology

Dan Kuylenstierna, Herbert Zirath, Rumen Kozhuharov et al
Microwave Conference, 2008. APMC 2008. Asia-Pacific, Macau, 16-20 Dec. 2008, p. (4 pages)-
Paper in proceedings
2009

Tuneable microwave arrangements

Spartak Gevorgian, T Lewin, Dan Kuylenstierna
Patent
2009

A Generic, Multi-Purpose, and Small-Size 60 GHz Transmit/Receive Module used for Secure WLAN Communication

Sten Gunnarsson, Christer Stoij, Camilla Kärnfelt et al
Microwave Conference, 2008. APMC 2008. Asia-Pacific, Macau, 16-20 Dec. 2008, p. paper A1-29 (4 pages)
Paper in proceedings
2009

24 GHz InGaP-GaAs HBT push-push VCO with broadband tuning range

Rumen Kozhuharov, Dan Kuylenstierna, Herbert Zirath
Proceedings of the 4th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, p. 242-245
Paper in proceedings
2009

Design of 50-70 GHz Planar Wideband Bandpass Filter on Liquid Crystal Polymer Substrate

Xia Zhang, Dan Kuylenstierna, Johan Liu et al
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves. Vol. 30 (2), p. 183-189
Journal article
2008

A Compact V-band Planar Wideband Bandpass Filter Based on Liquid Crystal Polymer Substrates

Xia Zhang, Dan Kuylenstierna, Johan Liu et al
Proceedings of the 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference, p. 163-167
Paper in proceedings
2007

Tunable Microwave Arrangements

Spartak Gevorgian, Lewin Thomas, Dan Kuylenstierna
Patent application
2007

Analysis and Design of Millimeter-Wave FET-Based Image Reject Mixers

Sten Gunnarsson, Dan Kuylenstierna, Herbert Zirath
IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech.. Vol. 55 (10), p. 2065 - 2074
Journal article
2007

Analysis and Design of Millimeter-Wave FET-Based Image Reject Mixers

Sten Gunnarsson, Dan Kuylenstierna, Herbert Zirath
IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech.. Vol. 55 (10), p. 2065 - 2074
Journal article
2007

Performance of Coplanar Waveguides on Surface Passivated Highly Resistive Silicon Covered by Ferroelectric Thin Film

Dan Kuylenstierna, Martin Norling, Andrei Vorobiev et al
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, Honolulu, Hawaii, p. 2055 - 2058
Paper in proceedings
2007

Comparison of high-resistivity silicon surface passivation methods

Martin Norling, Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev et al
EuMIC 2007 Proceedings, p. 215-218
Paper in proceedings
2007

60 GHz Single-Chip Front-End MMICs and Systems for Multi-Gbps Wireless Communication

Sten Gunnarsson, Camilla Kärnfelt, Herbert Zirath et al
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. Vol. 42 (5), p. 1143 - 1157
Journal article
2006

Composite Right/Left Handed Transmission Line Phase Shifter Using Ferroelectric Varactors

Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev, Peter Linner et al
Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. Vol. 16 (4), p. 167-169
Journal article
2006

A 60 GHz MMIC Double Balanced Gilbert Mixer in mHEMT technology with Integrated RF, LO, and IF Baluns

Sten Gunnarsson, Marcus Gavell, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
IEE Electronics Letters. Vol. 42 (24), p. 1402-1403
Journal article
2006

40 GHz Lumped Element Tunable Bandpass Filters with Transmission Zeros Based on Thin Ba0.25Sr0.75TiO3 (BST) Film Varactors

Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev, Spartak Gevorgian
Paper in proceedings
2006

Broadband microprobe characterization of the ferroelectric films and varactors

Andrei Vorobiev, Dan Kuylenstierna, Pär Rundqvist et al
36th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2006; Manchester; United Kingdom; 10 September 2006 through 12 September 2006, p. 843-846
Paper in proceedings
2006

The Potential of Thin Film Ferroelectric Varactors for Applications in Large Microwave Arrays

Spartak Gevorgian, Andrei Vorobiev, Dan Kuylenstierna
Paper in proceedings
2006

Multifunctional MMIC design and antenna integration

Camilla Kärnfelt, Sten Gunnarsson, Herbert Zirath et al
Abstract book WOCSDICE 2006. Vol. 1 (1), p. 109-111
Conference contribution
2006

X-band left handed phase shifter using thin film Ba0.25Sr0.75TiO3 ferroelectric varactors

Dan Kuylenstierna, Eric Ash, Andrei Vorobiev et al
Conference Proceedings. 36th European Microwave Conference, 10-15 Sep. 2006, Manchester, UK, 2006, p. 847--50-
Paper in proceedings
2006

Single-Chip 60 GHz Transmitter and Receiver MMICs in a GaAs mHEMT Technology

Sten Gunnarsson, Camilla Kärnfelt, Herbert Zirath et al
Proceedings of IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, 11-16 June, 2006, p. 801-804
Paper in proceedings
2005

Lumped-element quadrature power splitters using mixed right/left-handed transmission lines

Dan Kuylenstierna, Sten Gunnarsson, Herbert Zirath
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 53 (8), p. 2616-21
Journal article
2005

Composite Right/Left Handed Transmission LinePhase Shifter using Ferroelectric Varactors

Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev, Spartak Gevorgian
Conference contribution
2005

Single-Chip 60 GHz Transmitter and Receiver MMICs for Very High Speed (several Gigabit/s) Wireless Transmission

Sten Gunnarsson, Camilla Kärnfelt, Herbert Zirath et al
Conference contribution
2005

A 60 GHz MMIC pHEMT Image Reject Mixer with Integrated Ultra Wideband IF Hybrid and 30 dB of Image Rejection Ratio

Sten Gunnarsson, Dan Kuylenstierna, Herbert Zirath
Conference contribution
2005

Highly Integrated 60 GHz Transmitter and Receiver MMICs in a GaAs pHEMT Technology

Sten Gunnarsson, Camilla Kärnfelt, Herbert Zirath et al
Journal article
2005

A Comparisons between Different Lumped Elementand Active Baluns in Commercial MMICs

Dan Kuylenstierna, Andreas Ådahl, Anowar Masud et al
Conference contribution
2005

Ultrawide-band tunable true-time delay lines using ferroelectric varactors

Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev, Peter Linner et al
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 53 (6, pt.2), p. 2164-70
Journal article
2004

Design of broad-band lumped-element baluns with inherent impedance transformation

Dan Kuylenstierna, Peter Linner
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Vol. 52 (12), p. 2739-45
Journal article
2004

Periodic structures and lumped elements in microwave passives

Dan Kuylenstierna
Licentiate thesis
2004

Integration of parallel-plate ferroelectric varactors with BCB-on-silicon microstrip circuits

Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev, Spartak Gevorgian
2004 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 6-11 June 2004. Vol. Vol.3, p. 1907-10
Paper in proceedings
2004

Silicon substrate integrated ferroelectric microwave components

Spartak Gevorgian, Andrei Vorobiev, Dan Kuylenstierna et al
Integrated Ferroelectrics. Vol. 66, p. 125-38
Journal article
2004

Design of broadband lumped element baluns

Dan Kuylenstierna, Peter Linner
2004 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 6-11 June 2004. Vol. Vol.2, p. 899-902
Paper in proceedings
2004

Ferroelectrically tuneable delay lines

Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev, Peter Linner et al
Conference Proceedings. 34th European Microwave Conference, 12-14 Oct. 2004. Vol. vol.1, p. 157-60
Paper in proceedings
2003

Tunable electromagnetic bandgap performance of coplanar waveguides periodically loaded by ferroelectric varactors

Dan Kuylenstierna, G. Subramanyam, Andrei Vorobiev et al
Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. Vol. 39 (2), p. 81-86
Journal article
2003

BROADBAND SMALL SIZE BALUN BUILT WITH LUMPED COMPONENTS

Dan Kuylenstierna, Peter Linner
Conference contribution
2003

Tunable electromagnetic bandgap structures based on ferroelectric films

Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev, G. Subramanyam et al
2003 IEEE International Antennas and Propagation Symposium and USNC/CNC/URSI North American Radio Science Meeting, Jun 22-27 2003. Vol. 4, p. 879-882
Paper in proceedings
2003

Tuneable Electromagnetic Bandgap structures based on Ba/sub 0.25/Sr/sub 0.75/TiO/sub 3/ parallel-plate varactors on silicon Coplanar Waveguides

Dan Kuylenstierna, Andrei Vorobiev, G. Subramanyam et al
33rd European Microwave Conference Proceedings, 7-9 Oct. 2003. Vol. Vol.3, p. 1111-14
Paper in proceedings