Microwave mixers based on a novel zero bias diode


A Ku-band mixer based on a zero bias diode (ZBD) and its application is described. The diode can easily be implemented in an MMIC technology if enhancement FET or HEMT devices are available in the MMIC-process. It was experimentally verified that a star mixer realized with zero bias diodes instead of ordinary gate-Schottky diodes requires less LO-power and… (More)


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