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A Quantization Noise Pushing Technique for \Delta \Sigma Fractional- N Frequency Synthesizers

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2 Author(s)
Yu-Che Yang ; Nat. Taiwan Univ., Taipei ; Shey-Shi Lu

This paper demonstrates our proposed quantization noise pushing technique, which moves the quantization noise to higher frequencies and utilizes the low-pass characteristic of the phased-lock loop (PLL) to further suppress the quantization noise. In addition, it can separate the operating frequency of the DeltaSigma modulator and the comparison frequency of the phase/frequency detector (PFD) so as to reduce the loop gain of the PLL and lower the in-band phase noise. This synthesizer was fabricated using the UMC 0.18-mum CMOS process. The chip area measures 0.85 mm2. The supply voltage is 2 V, corresponding to a total power consumption of 26.8 mW. The experimental results show that, with this technique, the in-band phase noise can be lowered by 12 dB, while the out-of-band phase noise can be reduced by more than 15 dB, compared to a synthesizer with the same PFD comparison frequency.

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 4 )