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Anritsu Designs Extended G-Band Planar Frequency Tripler for Broadband Instrumentation

Feb 21, 2020


Broadband frequency sources are required to extend the frequency range of broadband microwave and millimeter-wave (mmWave) test equipment for applications such as 5G new radio (NR) communications, automotive radar, and security (detection) applications. Nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) based multipliers can be used to extend broadband system frequency ranges, however, the difficulty in meeting the input drive level and unwanted harmonic suppression requirements for NLTL devices motivated Anritsu designers to develop an extended planar frequency tripler covering the entire G-band (140-220 GHz). Cadence AWR software enabled them to 3D simulate the structure and extract an accurate representation of the six-port model that was critical to the success of the design.

“The time it takes to figure out how to do something with Microwave Office is far less than other circuit simulators on the market. It is the only circuit simulator Anritsu owns and uses,” said Anritsu designer Jon Martens.

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