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Active 600 GHz frequency multiplier-by-Six S-MMICs for submillimeter-wave generation

: Lewark, U.J.; Zwick, T.; Tessmann, A.; Massler, H.; Leuther, A.; Kallfass, I.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society:
International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2014 : 1-6 June 2014, Tampa Bay, Florida
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3868-1
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3869-8
3 S.
International Microwave Symposium (IMS) <2014, Tampa Bay/Fla.>
Fraunhofer IAF ()
S-MMIC; frequency conversion; millimeter-wave integrated circuits; submillimeter-wave generation; frequency mulitplier

For submillimeter-wave frequency generation we present active six-fold frequency multiplier monolithic integrated circuits. Without post-amplifier stage, an output power of -15 dBm in the frequency range from 507 to 672GHz is reached. A second S-MMIC with an integrated output buffer amplifier achieves a maximum output power of -8 dBm at 557 GHz and a 3-dB output frequency range from 552 to 618 GHz. A frequency selective measurement in the WR-1.5 band proves spurious suppression of unwanted harmonics. Both S-MMICs are realized in a 35 nm metamorphic HEMT technology for multifunctional circuit integration.