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A 7-GHz CMOS voltage controlled ring oscillator that employs multiloop technique for frequency boosting is presented in this paper. The circuit permits lower tuning gain through the use of coarse/fine frequency control. The lower tuning gain also translates into a lower sensitivity to the voltage at the control lines. Fabricated in a standard 0.13-mum CMOS process, the proposed voltage-controlled ring oscillator exhibits a low phase noise of -103.4 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset from the center frequency of 7.64 GHz, while consuming a current of 40 mA excluding the buffer.
Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:17 , Issue: 4 )
Date of Publication: April 2009