Double functionality concurrent dual-band self-oscillating mixer

Abstract: A concurrent dual-band self-oscillating mixer (SOM), based on a ring-shaped stepped-impedance resonator, is proposed and analyzed in detail. Taking advantage of the ring even and odd resonances, the circuit can operate in concurrent dual quasi-periodic mode and injection-locked mode. In the second case, it behaves as a dual-band zero-intermediate-frequency (IF) mixer. Initially, an analytical study of the SOM behavior in the two modes is presented. Then a variety of accurate numerical methods are used for an in-depth investigation of the main aspects of its performance, including stability, conversion gain, linearity, and phase noise. The recently proposed contour-intersection technique and the outer-tier perturbation analysis are suitably adapted to the SOM case. A method is also presented to distinguish the parameter intervals leading to heterodyne and to zero-IF operation at both the lower and upper frequency bands. In the zero-IF SOM, the possible instantaneous unlocking in the presence of modulated input signals is investigated and avoided. The methods have been applied to a dual mixer at the frequencies 2.4 and 4.1 GHz.

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 Autoría: Ponton M., Herrera A., Suarez A.,

 Fuente: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 2021, 69(1), 786-802

Editorial: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

 Fecha de publicación: 01/01/2021

Nº de páginas: 17

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2020.3038594

ISSN: 0018-9480,1557-9670

Proyecto español: TEC2017-88242-C3-1-R

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2020.3038594