By Topic

On the Cyclostationary Noise Analysis in Large RF Integrated Circuits

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Edouard Ngoya ; XLIM, UMR CNRS 6172, University of Limoges, Limoges, France

This paper examines the issue of noise analysis in RF integrated circuits (RFICs). The complexity of the RFIC grows constantly, with transistor counts now into the thousands or tens of thousands. Since RFICs are driven by large-signal multitone excitations, the stochastic noise process in these circuits is cyclostationary. This combination of large device count and noise cyclostationarity makes noise analysis in RFICs a time-consuming task. Simulation algorithms that minimize computer memory consumption and computation cost are thus necessary. There is a consensus now that harmonic balance is the most appropriate circuit equation solution method for multitone analysis of RF circuits. The paper thus gives a comprehensive description of a harmonic balance-based algorithm for computing the circuit noise response, showing how it effectively accounts for all types of cyclostationary noise sources supported by modern compact device models. The algorithm has been implemented in a commercial simulator and shows good capabilities for the analysis of full transceiver circuits within reasonable computer memory occupancy and simulation times.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers  (Volume:58 ,  Issue: 11 )