By Topic

A CMOS VCO architecture suitable for sub-1 volt high-frequency (8.7-10 GHz) RF applications

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
$31 $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

2 Author(s)
Mostafa, A.H. ; Microelectron. & Comput. Syst. Lab., McGill Univ., Montreal, Que., Canada ; El-Gamal, M.N.

This paper proposes an LC-based oscillator structure which enables operation from a supply voltage as low as 0.85 V, while being suitable for high-frequency RF applications. Two VCO prototypes were fabricated in a standard 0.18 μm CMOS process. The 8.7 GHz VCO operates from a supply voltage of 0.85 V, consumes 6 mW, and exhibits -100 dBc/Hz phase noise at 600 kHz offset. The 10 GHz prototype operates from a supply voltage of 1 V, consumes 9 mW, and has -98 dBc/Hz phase noise at 600 kHz offset. A tuning range of 400-450 MHz is achieved without using varactors

Published in:

Low Power Electronics and Design, International Symposium on, 2001.

Date of Conference: