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Post subject: The flatness of broadband IQ demodulated signals
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:52 am
Sep 22, 2005 11:09 pm
I have a PCB board
with poor gain flatness.
How to improve the flatness of broadband
IQ demodulated signals?
and no additional group delay deteriorated.
change the coupled capacitance between amplifiers? the bias
what about a High pass filter added to the circuit?
what's the most effective way?
Post subject: Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:02
it is hard to give a simple answer out of the sleeve, you have to provide
some more information about your circuit:
1. Do you use broadband
amplifiers in your chain?
2. Are the amplifiers already matched
internally or do you use matching networks?
3. Do you use fixed
I also suggest to isolate each gain stage
and check its flatness separately, by this method you might be able
to find the problematic stage(s).
matching for flatness does
not mean that you will have the best return loss, have you designed
your gain stages for optimal flatness or for optimal return loss?
Post subject: Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:09 pm
Thanks for your reply,the amplifiers in my circuit
are broadband.(SGA 6489,already matched internally)
was designed by others,the transmission line operating at L band is
not 50 Ohm, but 80~95 Ohm.
In this situation, is it possible to
improve the flatness?
Post subject: Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:36 pm
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:02 pm
So now you and I know the problem.
The solution is not easy. I would make a new layout.
try to match the line impedance to the amplifier's impedance by using
LC matching networks, but this again would require layout change if
you have a great number of gain blocks along the chain.
Post subject: Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:48 am
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:09 pm
Thanks. I will have a try.