A K-band high performance frequency quadrupler using CG-CS balanced configuration in E/D-mode PHEMT process

Guan Yu Chen, Hong Yeh Chang, Shou Shen Weng, Yu Cheng Liu, Yue Ming Hsin, Yu Chi Wang

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Abstract

A K-band high conversion gain high efficiency frequency quadrupler using a GaAs E/D-mode pseudomorphic high electron-mobility transistor (PHEMT) technology is presented in this paper. The frequency quadrupler comprises two cascade frequency doublers. The frequency doubler employs a modified common-gate (CG)/common-source (CS) topology to enhance the second harmonic efficiently. The phase-shifter networks are utilized to improve the fundamental suppression. Between 22 and 27 GHz, the proposed frequency quadrupler features a conversion gain of higher than-1.2 dB with an input power of 0 dBm. The maximum conversion gain is 1.8 dB at 25.6 GHz with an efficiency of up to 5.7% and a power-added efficiency (PAE) of 2%. At 24-GHz output frequency, the maximum output 1-dB compression point (P1dB) and the output saturation power (Psat) are higher than 2 and 3 dBm, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2014
Subtitle of host publication"Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages249-252
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870361
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Dec 2014
Event9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 Oct 20147 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameEuropean Microwave Week 2014: "Connecting the Future", EuMW 2014 - Conference Proceedings; EuMIC 2014: 9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference

Conference

Conference9th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2014 - Held as Part of the 17th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2014
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period6/10/147/10/14

Keywords

  • frequency multiplier
  • GaAs
  • microwave
  • MMIC
  • MMW
  • PHEMT

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