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Wideband Multi-Mode CMOS VCO Design Using Coupled Inductors

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2 Author(s)
Safarian, Z. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng.-Electro-Phys., Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA ; Hashemi, H.

Coupled inductors can create multiple resonant frequencies in a compact high-order resonator. Together with proper nonlinear active circuitry, such a high-order resonator realizes a multi-mode oscillator covering a wide frequency range. Compared with conventional switched-resonator-based approaches that consume the same chip area, the proposed coupled-inductor-based resonator results in larger quality-factor, and hence, lower oscillator phase noise. In the proposed multi-mode oscillator that uses the multi-port coupled inductors, mode switching is achieved using independent active cores without using lossy switches in the resonator path. The behavior of the multi-mode resonator as a multi-port network in an oscillator, design trade-offs, and switching transient response of the multi-mode oscillator have been studied analytically. As a proof of concept, an integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) with a 1.28-6.06 GHz tuning range is designed and fabricated in a 0.13 mum CMOS technology. The triple-mode VCO uses a sixth-order resonator based on three coupled inductors with a compact common-centric layout. Depending on the oscillation frequency, the VCO current consumption is automatically adjusted from 2.9 to 6.1 mA to achieve a low phase noise throughout the frequency range. The measured phase noises at 1 MHz offset from carrier frequencies of 1.76, 2.26, 3.3, 4.5, and 5.6 GHz are -119.3 , -120.15 , -118.1 , -117 , and -113.5 dBc/Hz , respectively. The chip area, including the pads, is 1 mm times 1 mm and the supply voltage is 1.5 V.

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Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 8 )
RFIC Virtual Journal, IEEE

Date of Publication:

Aug. 2009

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