9.3–10.4-GHz-band cross-coupled complementary oscillator with low phase-noise performance
Yeo, Kiat Seng
Do, Manh Anh
Date of Issue2004
A fully integrated 10-GHz-band voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) has been designed and fabricated using commercial 0.18- m CMOS technology. The complementary cross-coupled differential topology is adopted in the design. The measured phase-noise is around 89 dBc/Hz at the offset frequency of 100 kHz from the center frequency of 9.83 GHz, the output frequency tuning range of the fabricated VCO is 1.1 GHz ranging from 9.3 to 10.4 GHz, and the power consumption of the core VCO circuit is 5.8 mW. The design is the first one that adopts the complementary cross-coupled circuit structure for 10-GHz-band oscillators, and whose performances of the VCO are the best ones for 10-GHz-band oscillators, compared with the 10-GHz-band CMOS oscillators reported earlier. Index Terms—Complementary cross-coupled differential topology, LC tank voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), linear time variant (LTV), lower phase noise, lower power consumption, RF integrated circuit (RFIC), wide tuning range, 0.18- m CMOS technology.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Electronic circuits
IEEE transactions on microwave theory and techniques
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