Balanced G-band Gm-boosted frequency doublers in transferred substrate InP HBT technology

Tom Keinicke Johansen, Al-Sawaf Thualfiqar, Nils Weimann, Wolfgang Heinrich, Viktor Krozer

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Abstract

In this paper, balanced G-band Gm-boosted frequency doublers in transferred substrate (TS) InP HBT technology are reported for the first time. The Gm-boosted frequency doublers consist of a phase compensated Marchand balun, Gm-boosted doubler stage, and an optional cascode gain stage at the output. The doubler without cascode demonstrates a maximum output power of +4.7 dBm around a narrow frequency range at 200 GHz when driven with an input power of +10 dBm. A Gm-boosted frequency doubler with cascode demonstrates an output power of +5.4 dBm at 190 GHz when driven with an input power of +11 dBm. The power consumptions of the Gm-boosted frequency doubler without and with cascode are 30.9 mW and 56.4 mW, respectively. The fundamental suppression for both doublers remains better than 17.3 dB over an input frequency range of 75–110 GHz.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2016
Pages89-92
ISBN (Print)9782874870446
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference - Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 3 Oct 20164 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
CountryGermany
CityNuremberg
Period03/10/201604/10/2016
Series2016 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (eumic)

Keywords

  • Transferred substrate
  • Frequency doublers
  • G-band
  • Heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT)
  • Millimeter-wave monolithic integrated circuits
  • InP

Cite this

Johansen, T. K., Thualfiqar, A-S., Weimann, N., Heinrich, W., & Krozer, V. (2016). Balanced G-band Gm-boosted frequency doublers in transferred substrate InP HBT technology. In Proceedings of 2016 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (pp. 89-92). IEEE. 2016 11th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (eumic) https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMIC.2016.7777497