A Novel Hybrid Analysis Approach for Subharmonic Self-Oscillating Mixers Combining Volterra Series and Conversion Matrix Methods
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37th European Microwave Conference (EuMC)
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In this paper, a novel analysis method for subharmonic self-oscillating mixers (SOMs) is presented. It suggests a hybrid approach that effectively combines a Volterra series analysis describing the oscillating steady-state condition and a conversion matrix method analysing the higher-order mixing phenomena. The proposed scheme eliminates the limitation of increasingly complex analytical description for high orders and is therefore an excellent choice for high-order subharmonic SOMs. This method is applied to a balanced subharmonic SOM circuit and yields an excellent performance prediction.