INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN ELECTRONICA, CONTROL Y PROCESAMIENTO DE SEÑALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
New design of a variable impedance based on polarized diodes at microwave frequency
M. HURTADO; G. R. LOPEZ LA VALLE; A. J. VENERE; C. H. MURAVCHIK
IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS
IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
Lugar: New York; Año: 2017 vol. 27 p. 470 - 472
In this letter, we present a new variable impedance termination consisting of two polarized diodes. To generate a complex valued impedance, two controlled current sources polarize the diodes, which are interconnected with a Wilkinson power divider through transmission lines of different electric length. Because of the reduced number of diodes, this structure presents low power consumption and simple control. We validated the proposed design by implementing a prototype at the operating frequency of 1575.42 MHz. Mapping the measured results in the Smith chart, the impedance can produce reflection coefficients with full-phase coverage within the circle of magnitude 0.35 over a frequency range of 1.5-1.6 GHz.