Extremely Wideband Signal Shaping using One- and Two-dimensional Nonuniform Nonlinear Transmission Lines

E. Afshari, H.S. Bhat, A. Hajimiri, J. E. Marsden

We propose a class of electrical circuits for extremely wideband EWB signal shaping. A one-dimensional, nonlinear, nonuniform transmission line is proposed for narrow pulse generation. A two-dimensional transmission lattice is proposed for EWB signal combining. Model equations for the circuits are derived. Theoretical and numerical solutions of the model equations are presented, showing that the circuits can be used for the desired application. The procedure by which the circuits are designed exemplifies a modern, mathematical design methodology for EWB circuits.