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A novel tuning technique for distributed voltage controlled oscillators

Wu, Hui and Hajimiri, Ali (2000) A novel tuning technique for distributed voltage controlled oscillators. In: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2000 Geneva, 28-31 May 2000. Vol.3. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 57-60. ISBN 0-7803-5482-6.

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A novel current-steering delay-balanced tuning technique for distributed voltage controlled oscillators (DVCO) is demonstrated. This tuning technique is used to design a DVCO operating at 10 GHz in a 0.35 μm CMOS technology. The DVCO is continuously tunable between 9.9 and 10.3 GHz. Special attention is paid to the layout issues for the high frequency design.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2000 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Publication Date: 28-31 May 2000. The authors thank Conexant Systems, Newport Beach, CA for chip fabrication, and especially thank Stephen Lloyd, Bljan Bhattacharyya, Frank In’tveld, Jie Yu and Ronald Hlavac for CAD support and helpful discussions on testing. We would also like to acknowledge Taavi Hirvonen, Lawrence Cheung and Scott Kee of Caltech for helpful discussions.
Subject Keywords:CMOS analog integrated circuits; MMIC oscillators; circuit tuning; distributed parameter networks; integrated circuit layout; variable-frequency oscillators; voltage-controlled oscillators; VCO tuning technique; current-steering tuning technique; delay-balanced tuning technique; distributed VCO; distributed voltage controlled oscillators
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