By Topic

A 0.6-V 30 GHz CMOS Quadrature VCO Using Microwave 1:1:1 Trifilar Transformer

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

3 Author(s)
Jin-Siang Syu ; Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan ; Hsi-Liang Lu ; Chinchun Meng

A 30 GHz trifilar-transformer-coupled quadrature voltage-controlled oscillator (QVCO) is proposed in this letter using 0.13 μm CMOS technology. The trifilar transformer provides dc decoupling as well as ac mutual coupling from drain, gate, and source nodes. The mutual coupling increases the overall quality factor while the gate/drain-to-source coupling provides quadrature coupling. The proposed 1:1:1 trifilar transformer realization has lower ohmic loss than the conventional trifilar transformer realization and is especially suitable for high-frequency applications. As a result, the proposed 30 GHz QVCO has a -195 dBc/Hz figure of merit (FOM) and a maximum 41.6 dB sideband rejection (SBR) at a 0.6 V supply.

Published in:

IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 2 )