Simulation of a Nonlinear Frequency Multiplier using the FDTD Technique

Authors

  • Joshua M. Kast Department of Electrical Engineering Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Co 80401, USA
  • Atef Z. Elsherbeni Department of Electrical Engineering Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Co 80401, USA

Keywords:

FDTD, frequency multiplier, nonlinear

Abstract

Nonlinear circuits are a key component in RF transceivers. Efficiency and power requirements for 5G communication are creating new challenges in simulation and modeling of nonlinear devices. An application of the finitedifference time-domain (FDTD) method to nonlinear circuits comprising diodes is demonstrated. A frequency multiplier is constructed from a diode and a low-pass filter. The diode is simulated in the context of this circuit to demonstrate the formation of harmonics.

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2020-11-07

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