Rim Negra

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This paper proposes a methodology to design and optimize the footprint of miniaturized 3-dB branch-line hybrid couplers, which consists of high-impedance transmission lines and distributed capacitors. To minimize the physical size of the coupler, the distributed capacitors are placed within the empty space of the hybrid. The proposed design methodology(More)
A design-oriented analysis of microwave transmission-line class-E and class-F amplifiers is presented in this paper. Multiharmonic transmission-line load networks are analyzed and compared in terms of harmonic suppression and their effects on output power and efficiency. Based on this study, a design of highly efficient monolithic-microwave(More)
This paper presents a high efficiency class-E power amplifier (PA) suitable for wireless transmitters operating at 2 GHz. Compact impedance transformation network is designed, using micro-strip transmission lines, so that it simultaneously achieves fundamental load transformation and harmonic impedance control using only two open-circuit stubs (2fo, 3fo).(More)
This paper presents a design-oriented analysis of two lumped-element load-coupling topologies, which can be used to approximate class-E switching conditions. The presented output circuits are compared theoretically and experimentally with respect to harmonic termination and component values. Using a commercial BiCMOS process, two monolithic integrated(More)
This paper reports a novel voltage and current waveform measurement system suitable for large-signal transistor and power amplifier characterization and optimization. This technique is original in its use of a double six-port (SP) reflectometer as a homodyne vector network analyzer, which is calibrated in magnitude and phase by means of a reference(More)
In this paper a new method to generate a high resolution Ka-band frequency synthesizer is presented. Using a DDS (direct digital synthesizer) as a central oscillator followed by a chain of precisely designed multipliers, a very high resolution and fast switching time Ka-band synthesizer with acceptable phase noise is achieved. The output power of Ka-band(More)
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