By Topic

A compact, monolithic microwave demodulator-modulator for 64-QAM digital radio links

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
I. Telliez ; Thomson Composants Microondes, Orsay, France ; A. -M. Couturier ; C. Rumelhard ; C. Versnaeyen
more authors

The design, fabrication and performance of a monolithic microwave direct modulation modulator-demodulator are presented. The subsystem is designed to work in a 64-QAM digital radio link. At this level of modulation, it is necessary to have some possibilities of phase and amplitude trimming by external voltages to achieve sufficient accuracy. The circuit includes elementary functions such as quadrature and in-phase splitters, and circuits giving the possibility to adjust phases and amplitudes for 64 QAM and higher level modulation. The design is such that the same chip can be used either as a direct demodulator or as a modulator. This complex circuit of small dimensions (2.7 mm×3.65 mm) exhibits good demodulation and modulation performances. The overall performances of this monolithic circuit are achieved without degrading the DC yield

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 12 )