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Held and Kerr 1978

Held, D.N., and A.R. Kerr, 1978: Conversion loss and noise of microwave and millimeter-wave mixers: Part 1 — Theory. IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., 26, 49-55.

An analysis is presented for the conversion loss and noise of microwave and millimeter-wave mixers. The analysis includes the effects of nonlinear capacitance, arbitrary embedding impedances, nonideality of microwave diodes, and shot, thermal, and scattering noise generated in the diode. Correlation of down-converted components of the time-varying shot noise is shown to explain the "anomalous" noise observed in millimeter-wave mixers. Part 1 of the paper presents the theoretical basis for predicting mixer performance, while Part 2 compares theoretical and experimental results for mixers operating at 87 and 115 GHz.

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@article{he04200b,
  author={Held, D. N. and Kerr, A. R.},
  title={Conversion loss and noise of microwave and millimeter-wave mixers: Part 1 — Theory},
  year={1978},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech.},
  volume={26},
  pages={49--55},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - he04200b
AU  - Held, D. N.
AU  - Kerr, A. R.
PY  - 1978
TI  - Conversion loss and noise of microwave and millimeter-wave mixers: Part 1 — Theory
JA  - IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech.
VL  - 26
SP  - 49
EP  - 55
ER  -

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