Application of CAD load_pull techniques in mixer design
PublisherJOHN WILEY & SONS INC
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This work describes the application of a commercial CAD software to implement load-pull techniques in the design of microwave mixers. This method is used to generate conversion-loss regions when a diode is pumped and operated as a mixer circuit. Emphasis is placed on the inclusion of image and out-of-band terminations to optimize the operating conditions required to obtain low conversion loss. An X-band 5-dB conversion-loss mixer is designed and tested using this method.
CitationVelazquez, A.; Lázaro, A.; Pradell, L.; Comeron, A. Application of CAD load-pull techniques in mixer design. Microwave and optical technology letters, 2003, vol. 36, núm. 4, p. 320-323.
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