Highly Integrated Multi-Harmonic Tuner for Broadband High Power Source-/Load-Pull System

Conference: GeMIC 2008 - German Microwave Conference
03/10/2008 - 03/12/2008 at Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

Proceedings: GeMIC 2008

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Curran, Brian; Wittwer, Benjamin; Srinidhi, Embar R.; Kompa, Günter (University of Kassel, department of high frequency engineering, Wilhelmshöher Allee 73, 34121 Kassel)

In this paper a mechanical multi-harmonic slide load tuning system with fundamental centre frequency of 2.15GHz is reported. It enables fundamental, second, and third harmonic frequency tuning. Reflection coefficient magnitudes of |Gammafund| = 0.938, |Gamma1st| = 0.955, |Gamma2nd| = 0.918 with maximum variation of 2.3% over 200MHz bandwidth has been obtained. The tuning is automated allowing high repeatability and fast operation.