Mixers of Ultra-High Gain from 5.0 to 18.0 GHz


Mixers in the communication system provide the possibility of encoding and decoding radio-frequency EM waves with signals through the help of local oscillators. A mixer with capability of high conversion gain, good isolation, and good linearity is comparably appreciated. Extensively wide ranges of frequencies, from 5.0 to 18.0 GHz, are to be examined addressing the promising functions of mixers in this study. A TSMC 0.18 μm CMOS model implanted in Agilent ADS is used for the circuit designs. Generated from Gilbert Cell Mixer, the modified circuits take advantage of extra active and passive devices to optimize the conversion gains. Characteristics of high conversion gain over 20 dB or even higher (as high as 29.842 dB at -40 mW RF power at working frequency 6 GHz) and low noise figures (NF) are shown.


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H. Yang, J. Tsai, C. Tsao, M. Wang, S. Chi and T. Chang, "Mixers of Ultra-High Gain from 5.0 to 18.0 GHz," Wireless Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.4236/wet.2013.41001.

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