LINEAR RADIO COMPANY, LLC Patent applications |

Patent application number | Title | Published |

20100090740 | AUTOMATIC RC/CR QUADRATURE NETWORK - A stabilized quadrature RC/CR phase shifting network for generating quadrature RF and microwave signals. The network uses offset biasing of postamplifiers following the phaseshifter to fine tune quadrature-phase, and further uses an output quadrature-phase detector to stabilize quadrature-phase with negative feedback by using the quadrature-phase error signal to drive the quadrature-phase fine tuning control. In an alternative embodiment, the stability of quadrature-phase can be enhanced without the output quadrature-phase detector by making the quadrature-phase fine tuning control dependent upon the amplitude-difference negative feedback error signal. | 04-15-2010 |

20100039174 | RF SYSTEM LINEARIZER USING CONTROLLED COMPLEX NONLINEAR DISTORTION GENERATORS - A linearizer reduces nonlinear intermodulation distortion in radio frequency and microwave systems by first directly generating in-phase and quadrature nonlinear intermodulation products of the system input. Controllable amounts of each phase are then added back into the system such that the vector sum of nonlinear intermodulation products at the output is reduced or eliminated by destructive interference, while the fundamentals are substantially unaffected. The quadrature distorted signals are generated with two lightly-biased and thus overdriven differential pairs having gain-determining degeneration impedances that are in quadrature with each other The amount of each quadrature phase summed to the output is controlled with electronically tunable four-quadrant variable attenuators. The quadrature phasing enables rapidly convergent tuning to minimize distortion using conventional scalar spectral analysis. The advantages of a linearizer using rectangular vector coordinate system are significant. | 02-18-2010 |