White, James R. and White, Christopher J. and Slocum, Alexander H. (2005) Octave-tunable miniature RF resonators. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 15 (11). pp. 793-795. ISSN 1531-1309. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:WHIieeemwcl05
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The development and testing of a miniaturized, high-Q, broadly tunable resonator is described. An exemplary device, with a center frequency that is continuously tunable from 1.2 to 2.6 GHz, was tested in detail. Experimental results demonstrated a resonator Q of up to 380, and typical insertion loss of -1.9 dB for a 25 MHz 3-dB bandwidth. These resonators have been used to stabilize a broadly-tunable oscillator with phase noise of -132 dBc/Hz at 100-kHz offset, with a center frequency tunable from 1.2-2.6 GHz, and a tuning speed of 1 GHz/ms.
|Additional Information:||© 2005 IEEE. Reproduced with permisssion. Manuscript received April 4, 2005; revised July 15, 2005. [Posted online: 2005-10-31] The work was supported in part by the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. The review of this letter was arranged by Associate Editor M. Mozowski. The authors wish to thank Dr. D. Ham, Harvard University, for assistance with the microwave testing.|
|Subject Keywords:||Microelectromechanical system (MEMS), resonators, voltage controllable oscillators (VCOs)|
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|Deposited By:||Lindsay Cleary|
|Deposited On:||24 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 08:55|
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