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Ideally, |C|2 + |T|2 = 1, but in practice there are losses, and |C|2 + |T|2 < 1. Isolation: The off-diagonal element in any row that is supposed to be 0 will not be 0 in practice. If its value is some I, then –20 log10 |I| is called isolation. Ideally, this should be ∞, but its minimum value in practice (specially over the band of operation) should be significantly higher (in dB) than the coupling. Directivity: This is isolation coupling. In practice this should be at least 10 dB, and most vendors offer products with better than 20 dB directivity.

The height of each pulse is A or –A (V) with equal probability, and the height of any pulse is independent of the height of any other pulse. The load is a resistor R. 33 Background Information The analysis is well known in textbooks and is left as an exercise (problem 4). 8 In this example, we show amplitude modulation (AM) noise. Let x(t) = {A + n(t)} cos2π f0t be a voltage signal feeding a resistor R. n(t) is a noise signal that is: 1. Zero mean. 2. , the power spectral density Sn(f) is not negligible only in a small range –fn to f n where f n<< f0.

Because of the second term, we get the input frequencies ΩL and ΩR. Because of the last term, we get the frequencies 2ΩL, 2ΩR, ΩL + ΩR, and ΩL – ΩR. Assuming that ΩL and ΩR are close (this is the most commonly encountered case of the downconverter), the difference frequency is much smaller than all other frequencies, and can be separated with a low-pass filter. This is the operating principle of a single-ended mixer. In mixer terminology, the conversion gain (CG) is defined as CG = 2 0 log10 [(IF power delivered to the load)/(RF power available from source)] The intermediate frequency (IF) is most commonly (but not always) the difference frequency.