A 0.3 v -190.2 dBc/Hz FoM 14-GHz Band LC-VCO IC with Harmonic Tuned LC Tank in 56-nm SOI CMOS

Xiao Xu, Tsuyoshi Sugiura, Toshihiko Yoshimasu

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Abstract

This paper presents a 14-GHz band ultra-low-power low-phase-noise VCO IC with a novel harmonic tuned LC tank consisting of a conventional LC tank and additional series inductors. The additional inductor is connected between the drain of the cross-coupled pMOSFET and the conventional LC tank circuit to adjust the harmonic impedance and to shape the drain voltage waveform rectangular. The adjusted load impedance improves the phase noise of the VCO IC. The conventional and proposed VCOs are designed, fabricated and fully measured on-wafer in 56-nm SOI CMOS technology. The fabricated VCO IC has exhibited a measured phase-noise of - 125.7 dBc/Hz at 10 MHz offset from the 13.46 GHz carrier frequency at a supply voltage of only 0.3 V. The power consumption of the VCO IC core is 0.63 mW and the FoM is - 190.2 dBc/Hz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuMIC 2018 - 2018 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages202-205
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870521
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 16
Event13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2018 Sep 242018 Sep 25

Other

Other13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2018
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period18/9/2418/9/25

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voltage controlled oscillators
Variable frequency oscillators
SOI (semiconductors)
CMOS
harmonics
Phase noise
inductors
impedance
carrier frequencies
Electric potential
electric potential
waveforms
Electric power utilization
wafers
Networks (circuits)

Keywords

  • 56-nm SOI CMOS
  • drain inductor
  • Harmonic tuned LC tank
  • LC-VCO
  • Low Power
  • Low Voltage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation

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Xu, X., Sugiura, T., & Yoshimasu, T. (2018). A 0.3 v -190.2 dBc/Hz FoM 14-GHz Band LC-VCO IC with Harmonic Tuned LC Tank in 56-nm SOI CMOS. In EuMIC 2018 - 2018 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (pp. 202-205). [8539876] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuMIC.2018.8539876

A 0.3 v -190.2 dBc/Hz FoM 14-GHz Band LC-VCO IC with Harmonic Tuned LC Tank in 56-nm SOI CMOS. / Xu, Xiao; Sugiura, Tsuyoshi; Yoshimasu, Toshihiko.

EuMIC 2018 - 2018 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 202-205 8539876.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Xu, X, Sugiura, T & Yoshimasu, T 2018, A 0.3 v -190.2 dBc/Hz FoM 14-GHz Band LC-VCO IC with Harmonic Tuned LC Tank in 56-nm SOI CMOS. in EuMIC 2018 - 2018 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference., 8539876, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 202-205, 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, EuMIC 2018, Madrid, Spain, 18/9/24. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuMIC.2018.8539876
Xu X, Sugiura T, Yoshimasu T. A 0.3 v -190.2 dBc/Hz FoM 14-GHz Band LC-VCO IC with Harmonic Tuned LC Tank in 56-nm SOI CMOS. In EuMIC 2018 - 2018 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 202-205. 8539876 https://doi.org/10.23919/EuMIC.2018.8539876
Xu, Xiao ; Sugiura, Tsuyoshi ; Yoshimasu, Toshihiko. / A 0.3 v -190.2 dBc/Hz FoM 14-GHz Band LC-VCO IC with Harmonic Tuned LC Tank in 56-nm SOI CMOS. EuMIC 2018 - 2018 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 202-205
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