PSK Modulator for Regenerative Sampling Gigabit UWB Communication

Conference contribution

Publication Details

Author(s): Carlowitz C, Vossiek M
Publication year: 2014
Conference Proceedings Title: 8th German Microwave Conference (GeMiC2014)
ISBN: 978-3-8007-3585-3
Language: English


To achieve high data rates in ultra-wideband communication systems, complex pulse modulation schemes like high order phase shift keying (PSK) are required in order to increase spectral efficiency. In this work, a synthesizer concept based on a passive switched-line phase modulator is introduced where both the modulation control and the RF carrier signal are provided by standard digital drivers. A high switching speed of 400 MHz at 6 GHz carrier frequency is achieved using Schottky diode switches to deliver a 1.2 GBit/s throughput using a 3-bit modulator (8-PSK). The switched injection-locked oscillator ¿ as the only active RF element for pulse generation with phase regeneration from a weak injected signal ¿ allows for both high insertion losses (11 dB) at the phase modulator as well as RF carrier generation from a low power harmonic of a baseband signal. The result is a PSK UWB transmitter with low power consumption and low system complexity, without any need for RF PLL, linear amplifiers, DACs or an analog baseband.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Carlowitz, Christian Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik
Vossiek, Martin Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik

How to cite

Carlowitz, C., & Vossiek, M. (2014). PSK Modulator for Regenerative Sampling Gigabit UWB Communication. In 8th German Microwave Conference (GeMiC2014). Aachen, Germany, DE.

Carlowitz, Christian, and Martin Vossiek. "PSK Modulator for Regenerative Sampling Gigabit UWB Communication." Proceedings of the 8th German Microwave Conference (GeMiC2014), Aachen, Germany 2014.


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