Ka Band Phase Locked Loop Oscillator Dielectric Resonator Oscillator for Satellite EHF Band Receiver

Active and Passive Electronic Components. 2008;2008 DOI 10.1155/2008/632549

 

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Journal Title: Active and Passive Electronic Components

ISSN: 0882-7516 (Print); 1563-5031 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering

Country of publisher: Egypt

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

S. Coco (DIEES, University of Catania, V. A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy)
F. Di Maggio (Selex Communications, V. S. Sonnino 6, 95045 Misterbianco (CT), Italy)
A. Laudani (DIEES, University of Catania, V. A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy)
I. Pomona (Selex Communications, V. S. Sonnino 6, 95045 Misterbianco (CT), Italy)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 13 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This paper describes the design and fabrication of a Ka Band PLL DRO having a fundamental oscillation frequency of 19.250 GHz, used as local oscillator in the low-noise block of a down converter (LNB) for an EHF band receiver. Apposite circuital models have been created to describe the behaviour of the dielectric resonator and of the active component used in the oscillator core. The DRO characterization and measurements have shown very good agreement with simulation results. A good phase noise performance is obtained by using a very high Q dielectric resonator.