High-performance L-band series and parallel switches using low-cost p-i-n diodes

Nemai C. Karmakar, Marek E. Bialkowski

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Low-cost UHF-band p-i-n diodes are used to develop high-performance L-band series and parallel switches. To stop the rectification of large RF signals, the diodes are biased at a large reverse-bias voltage. Parasitic elements of the diodes are tuned out using LC circuits in biasing circuits without increasing the size of the switches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Antenna beamforming network
  • P-i-n diode
  • Switch

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