Design of Wideband Up-Converters with Self-healing Capabilities

  • David del RioEmail author
  • Ainhoa Rezola
  • Juan F. Sevillano
  • Igone Velez
  • Roc Berenguer
Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)


This chapter deals with the design of up-conversion mixers for application in mmW transmitters. First, the operation principles, figures of merit and common implementations for mmW mixers are presented. Then, the principles of I/Q modulation are reviewed, and some common architectures are discussed. Afterwards, design examples of a 16-21-GHz I/Q upconverter and an E-band upconverter are given. These circuits are basic building blocks of double-conversion wideband mmW transmitters, and they are designed to meet the requirements of the wideband BiCMOS integrated transmitter described throughout this book.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David del Rio
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ainhoa Rezola
    • 1
  • Juan F. Sevillano
    • 1
  • Igone Velez
    • 1
  • Roc Berenguer
    • 2
  1. 1.Ceit-IK4 Technology CenterDonostiaSpain
  2. 2.Tecnun-University of NavarraDonostiaSpain

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