Development of a Low-Cost, Compact Planar Synchronous Receiver for UWB Systems
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A new compact, low-cost ultra-wideband (UWB) synchronous receiver for UWB applications is presented. The developed receiver employs a double-sided planar structure, enabling low-cost hybrid MIC integration. It achieves an unprecedented conversion loss of 4.5-7.5 dB (without baseband amplifier) and conversion gain from 6.5-9.5 dB (with amplifier) over a 5.5-GHz RF bandwidth, a dynamic range of more than 50 dB and low harmonic distortion in the baseband output signal. The receiver's downconverted signals match very close to those down-converted by a commercial digitized oscilloscope, demonstrating its high performance and hence usefulness for various UWB systems. © 2006 IEEE.
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Han, J., Xu, R., & Nguyen, C.