10GHz Downconverter with Mini-Circuits blocks

The primary goal is to be able to roughly calibrate some signal sources in the 8.4GHz to 10GHz range with known calibrated equipment at lower frequencies. I have a Tektronix RSA306B Spectrum Analyzer, but a receiver with the appropriate coverage would work.

Signal paths (really need a diagram!)

Uncalibrated 10.5 GHz Source : 30dB Attenuator : High Pass Filter : Mixer RF IN Calibrated Oscillator at 5GHz : Frequency Doubler : Mixer LO IN Mixer IF Out : Spectrum Analyzer (centered at 500MHz)

Tektronix RSA306B Spectrum analyzer (good to 6 GHz) https://www.tek.com/spectrum-analyzer/rsa306

Aaronia BPSG 6 Signal Generator (I have the OEM version – good to 6 GHz) https://aaronia.com/signal-generators/bpsg-series-compact/

Mini-Circuits shopping list:

VHF-7150+ High pass filter https://www.minicircuits.com/WebStore/dashboard.html?model=VHF-7150%2B

ZX05-24MH-S+ Doubly balanced mixer https://www.minicircuits.com/WebStore/dashboard.html?model=ZX05-24MH-S%2B

ZX90-2-50-S+ Frequency multiplier https://www.minicircuits.com/WebStore/dashboard.html?model=ZX90-2-50-S%2B

141-6SM+ 6″ cables https://www.minicircuits.com/WebStore/dashboard.html?model=141-6SM%2B

Bird 30dB Attenuator

Uncalibrated 10.5GHz signal source https://www.amazon.com/Microwave-10-525GHz-Doppler-Detector-arduino/dp/B089KG2TK9

Reference article about the above source http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QEX_Next_Issue/2015/May-Jun_2015/Wadsworth.pdf

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