A harmonic rejection load pull tuner uses a resonant pre-matching module in order to enhance the reflection factor (tuning range) at the fundamental frequency without affecting the tuning range at the harmonic frequencies. The insertion loss of the harmonic tuner itself, if such a pre-matching module is not used, reduces the tuning range, generated by a wideband tuner at the fundamental frequency, connected after the harmonic tuner. In order to re-establish and increase the tuning range of the fundamental tuner a resonant pre-matching module is used, which increases the tuning range at the fundamental frequency and has no effect on the harmonic impedances. A wideband pre-matching module is not useful, since while it increases the tuning range at the fundamental frequency, it limits the tuning range at the harmonic frequencies.
Harmonic load pull tuner with resonant prematching module / 7,449,893
Tuesday, November 11, 2008