Ultra-Wideband Electronically Tunable Pulse Generators Academic Article uri icon


  • We report on the development of new low-cost, compact ultra-wideband microstrip pulse generators capable of varying the pulse duration electronically. These electronically tunable pulse generators generate an initial step function using a step recovery diode, which is then converted into pulses of various durations by alternately switching on one of the switches, realized by PIN diode or MESFET, spatially located along a short-circuited transmission line. Representative pulse-duration variations from 300 to 800 ps have been demonstrated experimentally and theoretically. Good symmetry and low distortion have been achieved for the pulses. Measured results also confirm the simulations.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

altmetric score

  • 12

author list (cited authors)

  • Han, J., & Nguyen, C.

citation count

  • 59

complete list of authors

  • Han, Jeongwoo||Nguyen, Cam

publication date

  • March 2004