A Performance Consideration on Conversion Loss in the Integrated Single Balanced Diode Mixer

  • Han, Sok-Kyun (Dept. of Marine Electronics & Comm. Eng., Mokpo Maritime Univ.) ;
  • Kim, Kab-Ki (Division of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mokpo National University)
  • Published : 2003.09.01


In this paper, we consider the factors that affect a conversion loss performance in designing a single balanced diode mixer integrated with IRF(Image Reject Filter), based on the embedded electrical wavelength placed between the IRF and mixer, diode matching and LO drive amplifier. To evaluate the conversion loss performance, we suggest two types of a single balanced mixer using 90 degree branch line coupler, microstrip line and schottky diode. One is only mixer and the other is integrated with IRF and LO drive amplifier. The measured results of a single balance diode mixer integrated IRF show the conversion loss of 8.5 dB and the flatness of 1 dB p-p from 21.2 GHz to 22.6 GHz with 10 dBm LO. The measured input PI dB and IIP3 are 7 dBm and 15 dBm respectively under the nominal LO power level of 10dBm. The LO/RF and LO/IF isolation are 22 dB and 50 dB, respectively.


conversion loss;single balance diode mixer


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