The design and development of a 140GHz beam-lead diode subharmonically pumped mixer

  • R. N. Ó Dubhghaill
  • B. N. Lyons


The possibility of using beam-lead diodes in the design of a 140GHz subharmonically pumped mixer was investigated. An easily assembled, rugged mixer structure was developed which avoids the problems associated with present production techniques and reduces costs. The construction of the circuit developed makes it ideally suited to space and other environmentally demanding application. Computer analysis techniques were used to predict millimetre-wave performance and a large-scale low-frequency model was used to optimize the circuit. The millimetre-wave mixer was constructed using a circuit implemented on suspended substrate stripline. Results of millimetre-wave performance are presented.


Computer Analysis Production Technique Mixer Structure Present Production Suspended Substrate 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. N. Ó Dubhghaill
    • 1
  • B. N. Lyons
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and MicroelectronicsUniversity CollegeCorkIreland
  2. 2.Farran TechnologyCorkIreland

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