DOI: 10.1109/isscc.1980.1156137
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Abstract: A KU-BAND OSCILLATOR, tunable from 16.0 t o 16.5GHz, with a dc to RF efficiency of 19% and good noise performance, will be described. The oscillator is approximately ten times more efficient than a typical transferred electron oscillator (TEO) operating at the same frequency and, therefore, is particularly well suited for systems critically limited in dc power such as handheld radars, battery operated microwave radios, and satellite transponders.A key factor in the design of the oscillator was the characteriz…

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