A differential voltage-controlled integrated antenna oscillator based on double-sided parallel-strip line

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  • Jin Shi
  • Jian-Xin Chen
  • Quan Xue


Original languageEnglish
Article number4624564
Pages (from-to)2207-2212
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


A voltage-controlled integrated antenna oscillator (VCIAO) integrating a differential voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) with a double-sided parallel-strip line (DSPSL)-fed quasi-Yagi antenna based on the DSPSL is presented in this paper. The quasi-Yagi antenna is used not only as the radiating element, but also as the output power combiner and the resonating load of the differential VCO without any matching circuits or transition between them. The two sub-oscillators of the VCO on the opposite sides of the substrate share a common quarter-wavelength DSPSL resonator and a common inserted ground plane, which also works as the reflecting element for the quasi-Yagi antenna. The common DSPSL resonator terminated by a series varactor can not only help to synchronize the two sub-oscillators, but also realize tunable oscillating frequency. Due to the differential output of the proposed VCO, the cross polarization of the proposed VCIAO is suppressed to a great extent in the entire tunable frequency range. © 2008 IEEE.

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  • Differential, Double-sided parallel-strip line (DSPSL), Integrated antenna oscillator, Quasi-Yagi antenna, Voltage controlled

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