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A Miniature High Dynamic Range Gilbert-Cell Mixer for Basestation Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000017632D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

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Dr. Mohamed Shaalan: AUTHOR

Abstract

The idea is to miniaturise and integrate a differential-input-differential-output mixer circuit at low local-oscillator input power while offering high isolation, low emission, high output third-order intercept-point, good spurious characteristics and frequency-selective conversion gain using the least number of components. Up to now Gilbert-Cell mixers with single-ended output of the mixer with separate stabilisation, matching and filtering circuits are used.

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A Miniature High Dynamic Range Gilbert- Cell Mixer for BasestationApplications

Idee: Dr. Mohamed Shaalan, München

The idea is to miniaturise and integrate a differential-input-differential-output mixer circuit at lowlocal-oscillator input power while offering high isolation, low emission, high output third-orderintercept-point, good spurious characteristics and frequency-selective conversion gain using theleast number of components.

Up to now Gilbert-Cell mixers with single-ended output of the mixer with separate stabilisation,matching and filtering circuits are used.

This technique is based on broad-band matching the differential output of the Gilbert-Cell mixerallowing low insertion loss in the pass band and high insertion loss in the stop band. This ensuresgood matching and suppression of the upper harmonics of the local-oscillator and the radio-frequency input. A high output third-order intercept-point of more than 24 dB, good spuriouscharacteristics, high isolation of ca. 50 dB and conversion gain of more than 6 dB have beenverified by measurements. A similar high output third-order intercept-point is achievable using theresistive broad-band attenuation circuit (pi or T-circuit) at the output, however, at the expense ofthe conversion gain.

The advantage is the output circuitry of the Gilbert-Cell mixer, which offers broad-band matching,low spurious characteristics, high isolation, low emission and frequency-selective high conve...