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Some UWB receivers, digitally oriented, sample the RF signal at a very high frequency close to 20 GHz. In that case, the phase noise and jitter performances of the clock synthesizer which controls the sampling process are crucial. This paper proposes a methodology to investigate the UWB receiver sensitivity to clock jitter. First we develop jitter models in delay locked loop (DLL) and phase locked loop (PLL) synthesizers. These models are injected in a UWB chain in order to evaluate the sensitivity of sampling and correlation. Finally, some analytical expressions, fitting with the simulation results, are established.
Date of Conference: 16-19 Nov. 2003