Mixers and Frequency Conversion

Technical Education Webinar Series - Free 1 Hour Webinar

Presented by: Allen Podell
Hosted by: Microwave Journal

Frequency conversion is a critical function in all wireless systems and a key component used to accomplish this is the mixer. Designers need to understand different mixer topologies and specifications in order to best meet their system requirements. This webinar provides a brief overview of frequency conversion and introduces the mixer as the component used to accomplish this function. Topics covered include:

  • Why convert?
  • RF system architectures 
  • How many conversions?
  • How to convert? What is a mixer figure of merit?
  • Passive diode mixers versus passive FET mixers 
  • Monolithic silicon active mixer issues 
  • Comparing mixer specifications 
  • Design overview

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