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V-Band Multiport Heterodyne Receiver for High-Speed Communication Systems

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20062007:034358

DOI: 10.1155/2007/34358

Received: 20 April 2006

Accepted: 11 October 2006

Published: 6 December 2006


A V-band receiver using a MHMIC multiport circuit is presented in this paper. The millimeterwave frequency conversion is performed using a passive circuit, the multiport, and related power detectors, avoiding the conventional millimeter-wave active costly mixers. Basically, the multiport circuit is an additive mixer in which the resulting sum of millimeter-wave signals is nonlinearly processed using millimeter-wave power detectors. This multiport heterodyne receiver is an excellent candidate for the future low-cost high-speed millimeter-wave wireless communication systems. The operating principle of the proposed heterodyne receiver and demodulation results of high-speed MPSK/QAM signals are presented and discussed in this paper. According to suggested datarate of 100–400 Mbps used to prove the operating principle, the IF of this receiver was chosen at 900 MHz. Therefore, this receiver is a possible alternative solution for WPAN applications


Authors’ Affiliations

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ènergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT)


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© S. O. Tatu and E. Moldovan. 2007

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