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This paper presents a novel approach to the analysis of oscillator injection locking due to weak external signals. From the intuitive concept of impulse-sensitivity function, a phase-domain macromodel is deduced which is able to capture high-order synchronization effects. Novel closed-form expressions for the synchronization regions are thus presented. The proposed phase-domain macromodel and the expressions derived for synchronization-regions are very general since they apply to any oscillator topology.
Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:55 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: June 2008