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.

Author

Arne Olsen

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Mattias Ingvarson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

IEEE MTT+S International Microwave Symposium Digest

Vol. 2 899-902

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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