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Abstract #3924

Optimizing Pin Diode Performance in Transceiver Coils

Feng Zhou1, Mirko I. Hrovat2

1Dept. of Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, United States; 2Mirtech, Inc., Brockton, MA, United States

A simple parallel pin-diode configuration is demonstrated to provide better performance than traditional pin diode circuits in transceiver coils. With this configuration, there are no special requirements such as high power ratings or high break down voltages for selecting the pin-diode.