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Advances in Electrical Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 8039679, 17 pages
Research Article

Comparison of 6 Diode and 6 Transistor Mixers Based on Analysis and Measurement

1Ericsson Telecom Hungary Ltd., Irinyi József Utca 4-20, Budapest 1117, Hungary
2Department of Broadband Infocommunications and Electromagnetic Theory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Egry József Utca 18, Budapest 1111, Hungary

Received 7 March 2016; Accepted 6 April 2016

Academic Editor: Mamun B. Ibne Reaz

Copyright © 2016 J. Ladvánszky and K. M. Osbáth. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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