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Kornel Ruman, Alena Pietrikova, Pavol Galajda, Igor Vehec, Tibor Rovensky and Martin Kmec
The purpose of this paper is to introduce modified in–phase and quadrature components (I–Q) demodulator based on low temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC) dielectric…
The purpose of this paper is to introduce modified in–phase and quadrature components (I–Q) demodulator based on low temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC) dielectric substrate GreenTape 951PX for M-Sequence ultra-wide band (UWB) sensor system.
Microstrip low pass (LP) and band pass (BP) filters for UWB sensor systems with required properties (for both filters, minimum attenuation is −40dB in stopband, bandwidth of pass band is 6 to 8.5 GHz for BP filter and cutoff frequency is 2.5 GHz for LP filter) were designed, simulated, fabricated and measured using dielectric substrates Du Pont GreenTape 951 PX. The developed microstrip filters were integrated with all parts of I–Q demodulator on one multilayer structure based on LTCC substrate Du Pont GreenTape 951 PX.
Both type of microstrip filters integrated in the I– Q demodulator achieved better transmission characteristics in comparison with commercial available filters. It was shown that LTCC technology based on GreenTape 951PX proves good stability in gigahertz frequency and suitability for fabrication of I–Q demodulator with a multilayer approach.
The novelty of this work lies in substituting commercially available LP and BP filters used in I– Q demodulator by microstrip LP and BP filters with better performance and furthermore the I– Q demodulator is fabricated based on LTCC instead of previously used PCB.