60 GHz Wavelet Generator for Impulse Radio Applications

Mikael Egard, Mats Ärlelid, Erik Lind, Philippe Caroff, Gvidas Astromskas, Mattias Borg, Lars-Erik Wernersson

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A wavelet generator producing 100 ps short pulses at 60 GHz is presented. The wavelet generator consists of a gated tunnel diode (GTD) integrated in parallel with an inductor. This forms a negative differential conductance (NDC) oscillator with the ability to switch the NDC property on and off, which makes it possible to generate short pulses. In the experiments described, the wavelet generator drives a 50 Omega load and delivers 206 mV(pp) when generating 97 ps short pulses at 60 GHz. It is demonstrated that it is possible to generate pulses of different length and phase. An explanation of the almost instantaneously startup and decay lapse of the oscillator, including generation of signals with opposite phase, is presented. This novel circuit may find use in ultra-wideband impulse radio communication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUWIT: 2009 European Wireless Technology Conference
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4721-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventEuropean Wireless Technology Conference (EuWiT 2009) - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2009 Sep 282009 Sep 29


ConferenceEuropean Wireless Technology Conference (EuWiT 2009)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


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