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Direct Conversion EHM Transceivers Design for Millimeter-Wave Wireless Applications

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Abstract

A direct conversion modulator-demodulator with even harmonic mixers for fixed wireless applications is presented. The circuits consist of even harmonic mixers (EHMs) realized with antiparallel diode pairs (APDPs). A communication link is set up to examine the overall performance of proposed modulator-demodulator. The transmission of 16-QAM signal with 110Mbps data rate over fixed wireless link has been examined. We also evaluate the different levels of I/Q imbalances and DC offsets and use signal space concepts to analyze the bit error rate (BER) of the proposed transceiver using-ary QAM schemes. The results show that this structure can be efficiently used for fixed wireless applications in Ka band.

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Keywords

  • Error Rate
  • Wireless Link
  • Communication Link
  • Direct Conversion
  • Space Concept