Accession Number:

ADA184848

Title:

A GaAs MESFET Balanced Mixer with Very Low Intermodulation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A new type of balanced mixer has been realized by using the unbiased channel of a GaAs MESFET as the mixing element. Because this resistance is only very weakly nonlinear, very low intermodulation results. State-of-the-art second- and third-order output intercept points of 34 and 21 dBm, respectively, are achieved, with a 7-dB conversion loss at X band. Keywords include Intermodulation distortion, Microwave mixers, Mixers, and Receivers.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE