Antenna + Frequency Multiplier

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by AWD1, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. AWD1

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    Feb 10, 2016
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    Is it possible to have a simple set up of an antenna receiving 2.4GHz, passing through a passive frequency multiplier (given the RF wave has sufficient power to drive the component) to be doubled and then re-emit the doubled frequency from the same antenna?
    Thanks.
     
  2. KL7AJ

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    It certainly is.....and in general that's something you want to avoid! Cell phone installations, in particular are increasingly more aware of "passive intermodulation distortion" which is non-linear "diode like" properties of many metal to metal connections. Unfortunately some of these connections require far LESS power than an "official" mixer to do their dirty deeds!

    Eric
     
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  3. Lestraveled

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    +1 on what @KL7AJ said.

    Great efforts are used to avoid just what you are looking for.
     
  4. AWD1

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    I'm only looking for a simple location method that works over a range of 5m/15ft.
     
  5. Lestraveled

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    Look at this data sheet.
     
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