A Direct Down-conversion System Using Sub-harmonic Mixer with Microstrip Lines
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- direct down-conversion system; sub-harmonic mixer; zero intermediate frequency; Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO); Phase-locked Loop (PLL); Defected Ground Structure (DGS); microstrip line
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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TY - CONF AU - Yu-Chang Lin AU - Wen Ko AU - Ming-Wei Hsu AU - Man-Long Her PY - 2017/09 DA - 2017/09 TI - A Direct Down-conversion System Using Sub-harmonic Mixer with Microstrip Lines BT - Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Automation, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (AMEE 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 167 EP - 174 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/amee-17.2017.35 DO - 10.2991/amee-17.2017.35 ID - Lin2017/09 ER -