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A 10 GHz CMOS distributed voltage controlled oscillator

Wu, Hui and Hajimiri, A. (2000) A 10 GHz CMOS distributed voltage controlled oscillator. In: Proceedings of the IEEE 2000 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, Caribe Royale Resort Suites, May 21-24, 2000, Orlando, Florida. IEEE , Los Alamitos, CA, pp. 581-584. ISBN 0-7803-5809-0.

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A 10 GHz CMOS distributed voltage controlled oscillator (DVCO) is designed in a 0.35 μm BiCMOS process technology using only CMOS transistors. The oscillator achieves a tuning range of 12% (9.3 GHz to 10.5 GHz) and a phase noise of -114 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset from a carrier frequency of 10.2 GHz. The VCO uses two different simultaneous tuning techniques which allow for a coarse and fine tuning of frequency in a frequency synthesizer. The oscillator provides an output power of -7 dBm without any buffering, drawing 14 mA of DC current from a 2.5 V power supply.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2000 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. The authors thank Conexant Systems, Newport Beach, CA for chip fabrication, and especially thank Stephen Lloyd, Rahul Magoon, Bijan Bhattacharyya, Frank In'tveld, Jie Yu and Ronald Hlavac for CAD support and helpful discussions on testing. We would also like to acknowledge Scott Kee, Ichiro Aoki, Taavi Hirvonen, and Lawrence Cheung of Caltech for help on wire-bonding and measurement.
Subject Keywords:MMIC oscillators; circuit tuning; distributed parameter networks; field effect MMIC; phase noise; voltage-controlled oscillators
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