DESIGN OF A MICROWAVE DOWNCONVERTER PROJECT NUMBER: 84

A microwave frequency down converter is made of three main components:

1.       Low noise amplifier which amplifies at the specific required frequency of operation which in this case is 1GHz.

2.       An oscillator which produces an oscillatory signal to be used in the determination of the lower side band and the upper side band.

3. Mixer circuit which mixes the two signals to produce the lower side band frequency without or with minimal distortion of other wave properties such as phase angle.