A general design method for the enforcement of stable operations in nonlinear circuits under large-signal drive, or for the intentional generation of unstable spurious signals (e.g. at sub-harmonic frequency) is proposed. The method is based on the properties of the conversion matrix of nonlinear devices driven into nonlinear operations by a large driving signal. Applications to the design of spurious-free power amplifiers and to the design of frequency dividers are described. Measurements are in excellent agreement with the proposed theory.

Complete and systematic simulation tools for frequency divider design

PANTOLI, LEONARDO;LEUZZI, GIORGIO;
2008

Abstract

A general design method for the enforcement of stable operations in nonlinear circuits under large-signal drive, or for the intentional generation of unstable spurious signals (e.g. at sub-harmonic frequency) is proposed. The method is based on the properties of the conversion matrix of nonlinear devices driven into nonlinear operations by a large driving signal. Applications to the design of spurious-free power amplifiers and to the design of frequency dividers are described. Measurements are in excellent agreement with the proposed theory.
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