Advanced

Bias Stabilization of Negative Differential Conductance Oscillators Operated in Pulsed Mode

Egard, Mikael LU ; Ärlelid, Mats LU ; Lind, Erik LU and Wernersson, Lars-Erik LU (2011) In IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 59(3). p.672-677
Abstract
The paper reports on the bias stabilization of a 60-GHz resonant-tunneling diode (RTD)-based oscillator operated in pulsed mode. The oscillator contains an on-chip stabilizing capacitor, enabling the minimum dc consumption possible for such an RTD oscillator to be obtained, since all of the dc current is consumed by the active device. This is achieved without imposing restraints on the output power or introducing parasitic oscillations in the bias network. The oscillator that was constructed produces short 75-ps wavelets at 60 GHz, at an energy consumption of 1.3 pJ, during generation of a pulse. Experimental, simulated, and analytical results are presented for demonstrating how this mode of operation can be utilized in negative... (More)
The paper reports on the bias stabilization of a 60-GHz resonant-tunneling diode (RTD)-based oscillator operated in pulsed mode. The oscillator contains an on-chip stabilizing capacitor, enabling the minimum dc consumption possible for such an RTD oscillator to be obtained, since all of the dc current is consumed by the active device. This is achieved without imposing restraints on the output power or introducing parasitic oscillations in the bias network. The oscillator that was constructed produces short 75-ps wavelets at 60 GHz, at an energy consumption of 1.3 pJ, during generation of a pulse. Experimental, simulated, and analytical results are presented for demonstrating how this mode of operation can be utilized in negative differential conductance oscillators. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Impulse radio, negative differential conductance (NDC) oscillator, resonant tunneling diode (RTD), resonant tunneling transistor, ultra-wideband, wavelet generator
in
IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
volume
59
issue
3
pages
672 - 677
publisher
IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
external identifiers
  • wos:000288460500019
  • scopus:79952817015
ISSN
0018-9480
DOI
10.1109/TMTT.2010.2103230
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
fa0e019a-2e9a-4e5b-a7d8-d8fb3e2f2a38 (old id 1925931)
date added to LUP
2011-05-11 08:13:56
date last changed
2017-10-01 04:10:03
@article{fa0e019a-2e9a-4e5b-a7d8-d8fb3e2f2a38,
  abstract     = {The paper reports on the bias stabilization of a 60-GHz resonant-tunneling diode (RTD)-based oscillator operated in pulsed mode. The oscillator contains an on-chip stabilizing capacitor, enabling the minimum dc consumption possible for such an RTD oscillator to be obtained, since all of the dc current is consumed by the active device. This is achieved without imposing restraints on the output power or introducing parasitic oscillations in the bias network. The oscillator that was constructed produces short 75-ps wavelets at 60 GHz, at an energy consumption of 1.3 pJ, during generation of a pulse. Experimental, simulated, and analytical results are presented for demonstrating how this mode of operation can be utilized in negative differential conductance oscillators.},
  author       = {Egard, Mikael and Ärlelid, Mats and Lind, Erik and Wernersson, Lars-Erik},
  issn         = {0018-9480},
  keyword      = {Impulse radio,negative differential conductance (NDC) oscillator,resonant tunneling diode (RTD),resonant tunneling transistor,ultra-wideband,wavelet generator},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {672--677},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  series       = {IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques},
  title        = {Bias Stabilization of Negative Differential Conductance Oscillators Operated in Pulsed Mode},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2010.2103230},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2011},
}