Parametric Electronics

An Introduction

• Karl-Heinz Löcherer
• Claus-Dieter Brandt
Book

Part of the Springer Series in Electrophysics book series (SSEP, volume 6)

1. Front Matter
Pages I-XI
2. Karl-Heinz Löcherer, Claus-Dieter Brandt
Pages 1-11
3. Karl-Heinz Löcherer, Claus-Dieter Brandt
Pages 12-62
4. Karl-Heinz Löcherer, Claus-Dieter Brandt
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5. Karl-Heinz Löcherer, Claus-Dieter Brandt
Pages 68-92
6. Karl-Heinz Löcherer, Claus-Dieter Brandt
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7. Karl-Heinz Löcherer, Claus-Dieter Brandt
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8. Karl-Heinz Löcherer, Claus-Dieter Brandt
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9. Karl-Heinz Löcherer, Claus-Dieter Brandt
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10. Karl-Heinz Löcherer, Claus-Dieter Brandt
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11. Back Matter
Pages 296-330

Introduction

In this chapter, first the parametric principle is illustrated by two simple examples, one mechanical and one electrical. Then the realization of time­ varying reactances is explained, followed by a short history of "parametric electronics". This survey demonstrates the importance of parametric circuits in the field of low-noise microwave electronics as well as explains the organization of this book. 1.1 The Parametric Principle An oscillating system comprising a single or several time-varying energy­ storing elements is called a parametric system; usually the variations are harmonic functions of time. Everybody knows one example of a mechanical parametric system from his childhood, namely, a swing. Therefore, we will start with this example though as it turns out, a swing is a rather compli­ cated parametric system. Fortunately, the electrical parametric systems, which form the object of this book, are simpler. Figure 1.1 shows such a swing. If it is removed from its equilibrium position and the child stands on it in a fixed attitude, the swing oscillates with a certain amplitude, the magnitude of which decreases with time due to the mechanical friction of the system. To increase the amplitude of oscil­ lation, the child changes positions during swinging: it crouches and straightens in a certain way twice during one cycle of the swing.

Keywords

Kapazitätsvariationsdiode Parametrischer Verstärker circuit electronics microwave

Authors and affiliations

• Karl-Heinz Löcherer
• 1
• Claus-Dieter Brandt
• 1
1. 1.Lehrstuhl und Institut für HochfrequenztechnikTechnische Universität HannoverHannover 1Fed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-67937-7
• Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
• Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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