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Planar V-band frequency tripler for indoor communication systems
Author(s): Ali Rahal; Renato G. Bosisio; E. Boch; C. Rogers; J. Ovey
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Paper Abstract

Frequency multipliers using symmetrical characteristics diodes have been found useful for odd order frequency multiplication. In this paper, a planar 60 GHz frequency tripler based on new high power multi stack quantum barrier varactor is reported. Measurements show a low series resistance of 1.3 (Omega) and high breakdown voltage of 22 volts which permit a high conversion efficiency and output power. Using a 10 stack diode we have designed and fabricated a 60 GHz planar tripler. This type of multiplier is very attractive for application in automotive anti- collision avoidance radar's, indoor communication systems and other mm-wave systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2842, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications III, (18 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262776
Show Author Affiliations
Ali Rahal, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Renato G. Bosisio, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
E. Boch, Lockheed Martin Canada (Canada)
C. Rogers, Philips Microwave (United Kingdom)
J. Ovey, Philips Microwave (United Kingdom)

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

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