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Semiconductors / Integrated Circuits

Design of a Planar Microstrip Balun at S-band

Design, simulation and measured results of a planar microstrip balun at S-band
Jwo-Shiun Sun, Tsung-Lin Lee
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TECHNICAL FEATURE Design of a Planar Microstrip Balun at S-band An innovation for the Marchand balun model is presented. The structure of the designed planar microstrip matching circuit is fairly simple, practical and easily fabricated without requiring complex multiple metal or dielectric layers. Moreover, the designed balun performs well....
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* Two Novel Radar Vehicle Detectors for the Replacement of a Conventional Loop Detector

Introduction to intrusive and non-intrusive radar vehicle detectors developed at 24 GHz
Ihn S. Kim, Key Jeong, Jae Kwon Jeong
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TECHNICAL FEATURE Two Novel Radar Vehicle Detectors for the Replacement of a Conventional Loop Detector In this article, intrusive and non-intrusive radar vehicle detectors, compatible with existing inductive loop detectors (ILD) without any modification of the communication algorithm, have been developed at 24 GHz. The intrusive detector is based...
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A Ka-band Planar Printed Antipodal Linearly-tapered Slot Antenna

Measurement, fabrication and design of a 27 to 32 GHz Ka-band planar antipodal linearly-tapered slot antenna
Meng-Chung Tsai, Huey-Ru Chuang
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TECHNICAL FEATURE A Ka-band Planar Printed Antipodal Linearly-tapered Slot Antenna A Ka-band (27 to 32 GHz) planar antipodal linearly-tapered slot antenna (ALTSA) is designed, fabricated and measured. The numerical simulation was performed by 3D finite-element method (FEM). The printed ALTSA has been realized by using an RT/Duroid printed circuit...
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Complex Coaxial-waveguide Transitions at Millimeter-waves

Description of two types of coaxial-waveguide transtitions experimentally investigated over a wide frequency range at millimeter-waves
Oleksandr Gorbachov, Leonid Kasatkin
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TECHNICAL FEATURE Complex Coaxial-waveguide Transitions at Millimeter-waves Millimeter-waves have been used in commercial applications during the last decade as a result of the growing development of microwave multipoint distribution systems, local multipoint distribution systems, and digital audio and video broadcasting. In spite of many proposed simulation methods, experimentation remains...
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Adaptive Feedforward Amplifier Linearizer Using Analog Circuitry

Description of a typical feedforward architecture along with the simulation results of a compensation technique using the least mean square algorithm
Alfonso J. Zozaya, Eduard Bertran, Alberti and Jordi Berenguer-Sau
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TECHNICAL FEATURE Adaptive Feedforward Amplifier Linearizer Using Analog Circuitry Alfonso J. Zozaya, Eduard Bertran Albertí and Jordi Berenguer-Sau Dept. of Signal Theory and Communications Polytechnic University of Catalonia Barcelona, Spain Nowadays, feedforward is the most effective and broadly used linearization technique employed in modern multi-carrier communications systems. Different versions,...
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MEMS for RF/Microwave Wireless Applications: The Next Wave ­ Part II

Description of the possibilities afforded by MEMS in system integration and novel architectures
Hector J. De Los Santos, Randy J. Richards
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TUTORIAL MEMS for RF/Microwave Wireless Applications: The Next Wave ­ Part II Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology is on the verge of revolutionizing RF and microwave applications.1 The requirements of present day and future RF and microwave systems for lower weight, volume, power consumption and cost with increased functionality, frequency...
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Frequency Control in a Low Voltage, Wide Tuning VCO Design at 2.4 GHz

A low voltage and wide tuning range voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) at 2.4 GHz is developed for ISM applications. A design procedure with the parasitics of packaged devices considered is offered. A VCO with a 200 MHz tuning range for less than 2 V ...
Yao-Huang Kao, Chun-Chieh Chien
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TECHNICAL FEATURE Frequency Control in a Low Voltage, Wide Tuning VCO Design at 2.4 GHz A low voltage and wide tuning range voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) at 2.4 GHz is developed for ISM applications. A design procedure with the parasitics of packaged devices considered is offered. A VCO with...
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Using APLAC to Simulate an RFIC Mixer

Use of the APLAC Design Suite to simulate integrated mixer circuitry
APLAC Solutions Inc.
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PRODUCT FEATURE ="BANNER"> Using APLAC to Simulate an RFIC Mixer APLAC Solutions Inc. Irving, TX Mixers are important RF elements in modern communication devices. As the size of devices is reduced, RF integration is increased. Using the APLAC Design Suite, integrated mixer circuitry can be simulated using the RFIC...
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Low Phase Noise Voltage Tunable Oscillators

Introduction to a new line of fast tuning, low phase noise voltage tunable oscillators
Paratek
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PRODUCT FEATURE Low Phase Noise Voltage Tunable Oscillators Paratek Columbia, MD Driven by the VCO market's insatiable need for lower phase noise and wider tuning ranges, a new line of voltage tunable oscillators (VTO) has been introduced with superior performance in these areas. The new VTOs operate at fundamental...
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Power Efficient MMIC Frequency Triplers

Presentation of an approach to optimize the power efficiency of an MMIC frequency tripler
John E. Penn
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TECHNICAL FEATURE Power Efficient MMIC Frequency Triplers The design of an efficient frequency tripler for an S-/X-band communications receiver is described. An approach for optimizing the tripler for best power efficiency is presented. The tripler topology consists of the harmonic generator circuit, a bandpass filter and an amplifier. A...
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