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Design and optimization of LC oscillators

del Mar Hershenson, Maria and Hajimiri, Ali and Mohan, Sunderarajan S. and Boyd, Stephen P. and Lee, Thomas H. (1999) Design and optimization of LC oscillators. In: 1999 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 65-69. ISBN 0-7803-5832-5.

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We present a method for optimizing and automating component and transistor sizing for CMOS LC oscillators. We observe that the performance measures can be formulated as posynomial functions of the design variables. As a result, the LC oscillator design problems can be posed as a geometric program, a special type of optimization problem for which very efficient global optimization methods have recently been developed. The synthesis method is therefore fast, and determines the globally optimal design; in particular the final solution is completely independent of the starting point (which can even be infeasible), and infeasible specifications are unambiguously detected. We can rapidly compute globally optimal trade-off curves between competing objectives such as phase noise and power.

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Official Citation:Hershenson, M.D.M.; Hajimiri, A.; Mohan, S.S.; Boyd, S.P.; Lee, T.H.; , "Design and optimization of LC oscillators," Computer-Aided Design, 1999. Digest of Technical Papers. 1999 IEEE/ACM International Conference on , vol., no., pp.65-69, 1999 doi: 10.1109/ICCAD.1999.810623
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