RF-Microwave Double-Balanced Diode Mixers as Up-Converter MMIC module in RF Front End Transmitter Section for 5G Communications

International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering
© 2021 by SSRG - IJECE Journal
Volume 8 Issue 7
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Kanti Prasad, Abdul Syed
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Kanti Prasad, Abdul Syed, "RF-Microwave Double-Balanced Diode Mixers as Up-Converter MMIC module in RF Front End Transmitter Section for 5G Communications," SSRG International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering, vol. 8,  no. 7, pp. 1-10, 2021. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488549/IJECE-V8I7P101


This paper presents design investigations of RF (Radio Frequency) Mixers in three configurations, namely Single Diode Mixer, Double Diodes based Balanced Mixer, and Quad Diodes based Double Balanced Mixer. Also, results for a comparative analysis of these designs with the Transmission lines implement microwave Balanced Diode Mixer and Microwave Double-Balanced Diode Mixers are shown. Mixer performance metrics such as Power spectrum at ports, Conversion Gain, and Isolation addressing Diode non-linearities are depicted thoroughly. Modeled results and analysis presented here benefit in realizing aneffectiveRFFront End Transmitter on a monolithic stage having minimal co-channel interferences and out-of-band rejection. Mixer operation in Microwave G-band (formerly C-band) encompassing low to mid 5G frequency regime for applications in the New 5G Radio spectrum is detailed exclusively for these conformations.


5G Communications, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC), Transmission lines, RF front end, Up-Converter mixer.


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