18. Design of 140GHz InP VNA Extension Modules using frequency up- and down-converters

Measurements setups in the D-band (between 110 and 170GHz) often start from “low” frequency measurements setups (below 40-50GHz) which are first up- and then down-converted using harmonic frequency mixer. These existing frequency converters are bulky and expensive.
The aim is to design the frequency converters using a 5th order harmonic mixer in an advance InP technology. This will enable use to use these converters in the future in our D-band measurement setup.

The thesis will therefore include

  • Design and layout of amplifiers and frequency converters (mixers) in advanced InP technology
  • Use and training in mm-wave simulations of planar (on chip) structure using Momentum of ADS


In collaboration with imec
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