A self-consistent Carleman linearization approach for the design of RF mixer circuits

authored by
Harry Weber, Gerald Alexander Koroa, Wolfgang Mathis, Dimitar Delchev, Galia Marinova

An RF mixer is one of the key elements in wireless telecommunication systems, which is used for example for modulation and demodulation. Due to the fact, that such a functionality can only be achieved by a nonlinear system, it is crucial that the nonlinearity is taken into account for the analysis and design of RF mixers. For this reason, the analysis and design process is still a challenging task because linear models can only be used restrictively. Therefore, an iterative design process is performed to achieve the desired specifications, whereby a circuit simulation tool as Cadence Spectre is utilized for verification. This approach is very time consuming as a vast of numerical simulations have to be performed for each set of network parameters. In this contribution, another approach is presented based on a self-consistent Carleman linearization. This approach is used to obtain an approximate analytic solution in dependency of the network parameters.

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Technical University of Sofia
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Peer reviewed
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hardware and Architecture
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https://doi.org/10.1109/NORCHIP.2017.8124950 (Access: Closed)