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This paper presents the design of a 14 GHz ring VCO with in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) outputs in a standard 0.18 μm CMOS process. A four stage multiple-pass ring oscillator is coupled with frequency doublers for obtaining high frequencies. The VCO core uses delay stages with cross-coupled FETs to increase the switching speed and to improve the noise parameters. The proposed design has a tuning range of 8.5 to 14 GHz (49%), and exhibits -95.35 dBc/Hz phase noise (@ 1 MHz) at a center frequency of 12.7 GHz while consuming 146 mW from a 1.8 V power supply. The results suggest that it is not always necessary to resort to integrated LC networks for 10+ GHz VCO/CCO modules but that cost and area effective ring designs may suffice.