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Scattering-Parameter Models and Representations for Microwave Mixers

Published

Author(s)

Dylan F. Williams, Fabien Ndagijimana, Catherine A. Remley, Joel Dunsmore, Sean Hubert

Abstract

We present straight-forward models and representations for RF and image mixers, and develop simple rules for transforming electrical problems involving mixers and signals at several frequencies into equivalent single-frequency problems. We show how those models, representations, and rules can be applied to mixer characterization with vector network analyzers, and how they relate to more general scattering-parameter-based mixer and nonlinear circuit models currently in use.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume
53
Issue
1

Keywords

frequency conversion, frequency translation, image frequency, microwave, mixer, model, scattering parameters

Citation

Williams, D. , Ndagijimana, F. , Remley, C. , Dunsmore, J. and Hubert, S. (2005), Scattering-Parameter Models and Representations for Microwave Mixers, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2004.839917 (Accessed May 22, 2022)
Created January 1, 2005, Updated January 27, 2020