Pulse Generator with Gated Tunnel Diode

Mats Ärlelid, Erik Lind, Mikael Egard, Lars-Erik Wernersson

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We report on the implementation and performance of a pulse generator based on a gated tunnel diode that has been integrated with a wave-guide oscillator. The gate is used to modulate the magnitude of the negative differential resistance in the gated tunnel diode and to control the oscillations in the circuit. In particular, it can be used to create short pulses of oscillations by turning the oscillator on and off. This is a key requirement for the impulse radio ultra wide band system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Swedish System-on-Chip Conference (SSoCC)
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventSwedish System-on-Chip Conference 2007 (SSoCC’07) - Fiskebäckskil, Gullmarsstrand, Fiskebäckskil, Sweden
Duration: 2007 May 142007 May 15


ConferenceSwedish System-on-Chip Conference 2007 (SSoCC’07)
CityGullmarsstrand, Fiskebäckskil

Subject classification (UKÄ)

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


  • Resonant tunnel diode
  • Wireless personal area network
  • Impulse radio
  • Ultra Wideband communication


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