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Ultralow phase noise MMIC-based 89-GHz source module
Author(s): Kwo Wei Chang; Huei Wang; David P. Smith; A. Oki; Mike Biedenbender; G. Samuel Dow; Barry R. Allen
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Paper Abstract

An ultra low phase noise 89-GHz frequency source module based on MMIC technology is developed. This source module consists of a 5.5625-GHz fundamental-mode dielectric resonator oscillator and a diode doubler using GaAs-based HBT MMIC technology, a 11--to-22 GHz doubler, a 22-to-88 GHz quadrupler, and W-based output amplifiers fabricated using GaAs HEMT MMIC technology. The module is packaged in a miniature and hermetically sealed housing, and has good phase noise performance due to the low 1/f noise of the GaAs-based HBT devices and the high-Q off-chip dielectric resonator. At 89 GHz, the measured phase noise results are - 112 and -125 dBc/Hz and 1-kHz and 1-MHz offset, respectively. These results represent state-of-the-art performance for the MMIC based W-band source module.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2842, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III, (18 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262768
Show Author Affiliations
Kwo Wei Chang, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Huei Wang, TRW, Inc. (United States)
David P. Smith, TRW, Inc. (United States)
A. Oki, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Mike Biedenbender, TRW, Inc. (United States)
G. Samuel Dow, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Barry R. Allen, TRW, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2842:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III
Mohammed N. Afsar, Editor(s)

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