A low cost fixed tuned F-band HBV frequency tripler
Paper in proceedings, 2003
We present a novel fixed tuned heterostructure barrier varactor diode (HBV) tripler. This new multiplier consists of a microstrip section, which provides the critical impedance matching, and the diode, connected to microstrip to waveguide transitions at each end. The circuit is inserted in the E-plane of a waveguide mount, and both the input (Q-band) and the output (F-band) waveguide to microstrip transitions are realized using antipodal finlines. A peak efficiency of 4.2% with a 3% 3-dB bandwidth at 3x42.6 GHz for an input power of 13 dBm has been measured.