S.A.W. frequency synthesis using a monolithic ZnO-on-Si convolver

S.A.W. frequency synthesis using a monolithic ZnO-on-Si convolver

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A synthesiser for frequency-hopped waveforms is demonstrated by mixing two chirp signals in a zinc-oxide-on-silicon surface-acoustic-wave nondegenerate convolver. The convolution electrode is segmented into taps which can be independently switched on or off. A separate frequency output is available at each tap.


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