Application of CAD load-pull techniques in mixer design
Rights accessOpen Access
All rights reserved. This work is protected by the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights. Without prejudice to any existing legal exemptions, reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of this work are prohibited without permission of the copyright holder
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
CitationVelázquez, A. [et al.]. Application of CAD load-pull techniques in mixer design. "Microwave and optical technology letters", Febrer 2003, vol. 36, núm. 4, p. 320-323.