Accession Number:

ADA126842

Title:

A Subharmonic Mixer Using a Planar Doped Barrier Diode with Symmetric Conductance

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES LAB FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Planar doped barrier PDB diodes with symmetric I-V characteristics have been successfully used in a subharmonically-pumped coplanar stripline mixer circuit. A conversion loss around 6 dB has been measured using a 1.2 GHz local oscillator at a pump power of 7 dBm and a 2 GHz signal frequency for large area, 100 nanometer diameter PDB mesa diodes. The particular advantages of this device structure are that a single PDB replaces two critically matched Schottky barrier diodes in conventionally balanced mixers, and the PDBs designable barrier height reduces the local oscillator power requirement.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE