Method and system for frequency up-conversion with a variety of transmitter configurations

  • US 20030068990A1
  • Filed: 07/18/2002
  • Published: 04/10/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for up-converting an electromagnetic signal, the electromagnetic signal having a first frequency, comprising:

  • means for gating a bias signal at a rate proportional to the first frequency of the electromagnetic signal to generate a harmonically rich signal having a plurality of harmonics, said gating means including an optimized switch structure; and

    means for selecting at least one of said plurality of harmonics as a desired signal having at least a second frequency.

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