Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Mechanical, Electronic, Control and Automation Engineering (MECAE 2018)

Design of a High-Performance Ultra-Wideband Monocycle Pulse Generator

Authors
Qi Yin, Zhongming Pan, Zhuohang Zhang
Corresponding Author
Qi Yin
Available Online March 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mecae-18.2018.34How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Ultra-wideband, Pulse generator, Avalanche transistor, Step recovery diode.
Abstract
A high-performance ultra-wideband (UWB) monocycle pulse generator is described in this paper. The pulse generator circuit is mainly composed of avalanche transistor, step recovery diode (SRD), Schottky diode (SD) and microstrip lines. The proposed circuit solution utilizes the avalanche effect of avalanche transistor to produce driver pulses with high amplitude and sharp edges, which can drive the SRD included in a universal microstrip pulse forming circuit effectively to produce high-amplitude Gaussian pulses. Monocycle pulses are then generated by an additional pulse forming network. The circuit, simulated in the radiofrequency software ADS, can generate monocycle pulse whose pulse full width is 600ps, pulse amplitude is 6.3V peak-to-peak and pulse repetition rate is 10MHz with a ringing level of -24dB and good symmetry. With the features such as high pulse amplitude and stable performance this pulse generator is applicable to UWB system.
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Proceedings
2018 International Conference on Mechanical, Electronic, Control and Automation Engineering (MECAE 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
March 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-493-4
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mecae-18.2018.34How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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