Chapter 12. Detectors and Mixers

  1. Devendra K. Misra Ph.D.

Published Online: 25 MAR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224359.ch12

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design

How to Cite

Misra, D. K. (2002) Detectors and Mixers, in Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224359.ch12

Author Information

  1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2002
  2. Published Print: 1 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471412533

Online ISBN: 9780471224358

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Keywords:

  • amplitude modulation;
  • frequency modulation;
  • modulation index;
  • frequency converter;
  • single-side-band;
  • single diode mixer;
  • radio frequency detector;
  • double-balanced mixer;
  • diode ring mixer;
  • conversion loss;
  • FET mixer

Summary

Detector and mixer circuits employ nonlinear electronic devices to process electrical information. This chapter covers fundamentals of amplitude and frequency modulation of radio frequency signals. Concepts of frequency multiplication as well as radio frequency detectors are discussed. Balanced mixers using diodes and FET are included.