Active Mixer

Chapter

Abstract

A mixer, or frequency converter, converts a signal from one frequency (typically ωrf) to another frequency (typically ωif) with a certain gain. This gain is called the conversion gain (G c ) and is defined to be the output signal amplitude at ωif divided by the input signal amplitude at ωrf. The power gain of a mixer, G, which has already been defined in Chapter 2, is related to this G

Keywords

Microwave Convolution Sine Clarification 

References

  1. 1.
    R. Ziemer, W. Tranter, D. Fannin, “Signals and systems: continuous and discrete”, Macmillan, 1983Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    R. Meyer, “Advanced Integrated Circuits for Communications, ” course notes, EECS 242, U.C. Berkeley, 1994Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    P. Gray, R. Meyer, “Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits”, Wiley and Sons, 1993Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Carlson, “Communication systems”, McGraw Hill, 1986Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Cynthia D. Keys, “Low Distortion Mixer for RF Communication”, Doctoral Thesis, U.C. Berkeley, 1994Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    http://www.cadence.com/datasheets/dat_pdf/pdistoapp.pdf, Affirma RF Simulator (SpectreRF) user guide
  7. 7.
    Joel R. Phillips, “Analyzing time-varying noise properties with SpectreRF”, Affirma RF simulator (Spectre RF) user guide appendix I, Cadence Openbook IC product documentation, Cadence Design Systems, 1998Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    C. D. Hull, “Analysis and optimization of monolithic RF RF downconversion receivers”, Doctoral Thesis, U.C. Berkeley, 1992Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Personalised recommendations