An Even Harmonic Quadrature Mixer with a Simple Filter Configuration and an Integrated LTCC Module for W-CDMA Direct Conversion Receiver

Mitsuhiro SHIMOZAWA  Kenichi MAEDA  Eiji TANIGUCHI  Keiichi SADAHIRO  Takayuki IKUSHIMA  Tamotsu NISHINO  Noriharu SUEMATSU  Kenji ITOH  Yoji ISOTA  Tadashi TAKAGI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E89-C   No.4   pp.473-481
Publication Date: 2006/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e89-c.4.473
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Advanced RF Technologies for Compact Wireless Equipment and Mobile Phones)
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Keyword: 
direct conversion receiver,  LTCC,  module,  quadrature mixer,  harmonic mixer,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents an even harmonic quadrature mixer (EH-QMIX) with a simple filter configuration and an integrated LTCC module including LNAs, band rejection filters (BRFs), and the proposed EH-QMIX for W-CDMA direct conversion receiver (DCR). Since the DCR has no spurious responses, a BRF instead of a high-Q band pass filter can be applicable for eliminating undesired signals and it can be built in the LTCC substrates easily. As LO frequency is half of RF frequency in the EH-QMIX, diplexer can be composed of simple filters and it can be also integrated in the substrates. As a result, the whole RF circuits of the EH-DCR using a proposed EH-QMIX are integrated in the LTCC module and miniaturization of the receiver is achieved. Moreover, in order to suppress the degradation of the amplitude and the phase imbalances in the quadrature mixer caused by interferences of signals, RF characteristics of the circuits in the mixer such as reflection coefficients, isolations are discussed. A developed LTCC module shows good performances for W-CDMA direct conversion receiver.