Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Automation, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (AMEE 2017)

A Direct Down-conversion System Using Sub-harmonic Mixer with Microstrip Lines

Authors
Yu-Chang Lin, Wen Ko, Ming-Wei Hsu, Man-Long Her
Corresponding Author
Yu-Chang Lin
Available Online September 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/amee-17.2017.35How to use a DOI?
Keywords
direct down-conversion system; sub-harmonic mixer; zero intermediate frequency; Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO); Phase-locked Loop (PLL); Defected Ground Structure (DGS); microstrip line
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to design a direct down-conversion system using sub-harmonic mixer with microstrip lines, it is also called a zero intermediate frequency system. By utilizing the direct conversion configuration, it can not only avoid to use an additional voltage controlled oscillator and phase-locked loop which resulted from twice down conversions so as to simplify the configuration and reduce cost, but also suppress the mirror image frequency, and thus to diminish non-linear conversion distortion and to increase the receive dynamic range. The LO-RF and LO-IF isolations of sub-harmonic mixer with microstrip lines are greater than 60 dB, and the conversion loss is about 14 dB; the phase noise of VCO with spiral-shaped defected ground structure (DGS) is -96 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz. We have succeeded to develop a direct down-conversion system.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Automation, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (AMEE 2017)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
September 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-393-7
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/amee-17.2017.35How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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