A D-Band Keyable High Efficiency Frequency Quadrupler
Journal article, 2014

A D-band frequency quadrupler consisting of two cascaded push-push doublers is designed and manufactured in a 0.25 mu m InP DHBT technology. Each doubler has a Marchand balun implemented by broadside-coupled transmission lines, folded in a rectangular shape. The second balun, operating at a half of output frequency, is located inside of the first one for minimizing the chip size. The frequency quadrupler with a dc power consumption of 47 mW has a maximum conversion gain of 2 dB, and exhibits 12 to 25 dBc rejection ratio of the undesired first to fifth harmonics in the frequency range from 110 to 130 GHz. The quadrupler demonstrates a power efficiency of 10%, which is the highest among published quadruplers, as well as the highest conversion gain and an output power of 5 similar to 7 dBm without using power amplifiers. The chip size is 0.77 mm(2). By switching a cascode transistor, the quadrupler can also be used as an on-off keying modulator.

on-off keying

InP

DHBT

frequency quadrupler

modulator

Author

M. Q. Bao

Ericsson AB

Rumen Kozhuharov

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

J. J. Chen

Ericsson AB

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

1531-1309 (ISSN)

Vol. 24 11 793-795

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/lmwc.2014.2350694

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11/19/2018