A Triple Balanced Mixer in Multi-layer Liquid Crystalline Polymer (LCP) Substrate

Wansuk Yun, Venky Sundaram, Madhavan Swaminathan
2007 2007 Proceedings 57th Electronic Components and Technology Conference  
The LCP-based technology provides high-Q embedded passive components that increase system performance such as insertion loss, phase noise, and noise figure. This paper presents the design of an integrated triple-balanced mixer on a multi-layer LCP-based substrate for a CDMA receiver. The designed mixer has 20 embedded passives, integrated in multi-layer LCP substrate. The mixer has the RF frequency of 1400 MHz and the LO frequency of 700MHz, resulting the 700 MHz IF bandwidth. The
more » ... . The three-dimensional (3D) integration of 20 embedded passives reduced the size of the triple-balanced mixer to 7.9 mm x 7.13 mm x 2.1 mm for low frequency applications.
doi:10.1109/ectc.2007.374076 fatcat:4gbzc7vi6vcupc5kresr7apcpi