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Portrait of Erik Lind; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Erik Lind

Professor, Coordinator Nanoelectronics & Nanophotonics

Portrait of Erik Lind; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Pulse Generator with Gated Tunnel Diode


  • Mats Ärlelid
  • Erik Lind
  • Mikael Egard
  • Lars-Erik Wernersson

Summary, in English

We report on the implementation and performance of a pulse generator based on a gated tunnel diode that has been integrated with a wave-guide oscillator. The gate is used to modulate the magnitude of the negative differential resistance in the gated tunnel diode and to control the oscillations in the circuit. In particular, it can be used to create short pulses of oscillations by turning the oscillator on and off. This is a key requirement for the impulse radio ultra wide band system.


  • Department of Electrical and Information Technology
  • Solid State Physics

Publishing year





Proceedings of Swedish System-on-Chip Conference (SSoCC)

Document type

Conference paper


  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • Resonant tunnel diode
  • Wireless personal area network
  • Impulse radio
  • Ultra Wideband communication

Conference name

Swedish System-on-Chip Conference 2007 (SSoCC’07)

Conference date

2007-05-14 - 2007-05-15

Conference place

Gullmarsstrand, Fiskebäckskil, Sweden




  • EIT_HSWC:RFNano RF tranceivers and nano devices

Research group

  • Elektronikkonstruktion