A Low Supply Voltage LC-VCO IC with a Drain Harmonic Tuned Filter in 40-nm SOI CMOS

Mengchu Fang, Xiao Xu, Toshihiko Yoshimasu

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Abstract

A low-supply-voltage 15-GHz-band LC-VCO IC is presented in this paper to improve the phase noise and FoM performance. The proposed VCO IC adopts a drain harmonic tuned filter and an LC bias circuit to realize high load impedance at the third harmonics and to amplify carrier signal for improving the phase noise performance. The LC-VCO IC is designed, fabricated and fully evaluated on wafer in 40-nm SOI CMOS. The fabricated VCO IC has exhibited a measured phase noise of -132.0 dBc/Hz at 10-MHz offset frequency from the 15.58 GHz carrier frequency and a measured FoMT of -197.5 dBc/Hz with a supply voltage of 0.45 V.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728107165
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 1
Event2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 2019 May 192019 May 22

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period19/5/1919/5/22

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

Keywords

  • LC bias
  • LC-VCO
  • low supply voltage
  • phase noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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Fang, M., Xu, X., & Yoshimasu, T. (2019). A Low Supply Voltage LC-VCO IC with a Drain Harmonic Tuned Filter in 40-nm SOI CMOS. In 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings [8803845] (2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEE-IWS.2019.8803845

A Low Supply Voltage LC-VCO IC with a Drain Harmonic Tuned Filter in 40-nm SOI CMOS. / Fang, Mengchu; Xu, Xiao; Yoshimasu, Toshihiko.

2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. 8803845 (2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings).

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

Fang, M, Xu, X & Yoshimasu, T 2019, A Low Supply Voltage LC-VCO IC with a Drain Harmonic Tuned Filter in 40-nm SOI CMOS. in 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings., 8803845, 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019, Guangzhou, China, 19/5/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEE-IWS.2019.8803845
Fang M, Xu X, Yoshimasu T. A Low Supply Voltage LC-VCO IC with a Drain Harmonic Tuned Filter in 40-nm SOI CMOS. In 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. 8803845. (2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEE-IWS.2019.8803845
Fang, Mengchu ; Xu, Xiao ; Yoshimasu, Toshihiko. / A Low Supply Voltage LC-VCO IC with a Drain Harmonic Tuned Filter in 40-nm SOI CMOS. 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. (2019 IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium, IWS 2019 - Proceedings).
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