Semiconductors / Integrated Circuits

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
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
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
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
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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Low Phase Noise Voltage Tunable Oscillators

Introduction to a new line of fast tuning, low phase noise voltage tunable oscillators
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
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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SiGe Power Amplifier ICs with SWR Protection for Handset Applications

Detailed description of how SiGe technology is used to develop power amplifier ICs for wireless handset applications
TECHNICAL FEATURE SiGe Power Amplifier ICs with SWR Protection for Handset Applications Joe Pusl and Srikanth Sridharan IBM San Diego RFIC Design Center Encinitas, CA Philip Antognetti, David Helms, Anurag Nigam, James Griffiths, Kenneth Louie and Mark Doherty IBM Boston RFIC Design Center Lowell, MA In recent years there...
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