Analysis and Implementation of an Ultra-Wide Tuning Range CMOS Ring-VCO With Inductor Peaking

Peter Wilson, Ke Li, Fan Meng, Graham Reed

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Abstract

A novel ring voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) topology is proposed which uses monolithic inductors as a peaking load. Four design examples have been fabricated and tested to verify the proposed circuit structure. The highest measured oscillation frequency is 25.07 GHz, with a tuning range of more than four octaves, and the active area is 0.0085 mm2. The design has the highest combined frequency and tuning range with the best figure of merit (≈ 195) comparable to previously published work.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7769195
Pages (from-to)49-51
JournalIEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2016

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Analysis and Implementation of an Ultra-Wide Tuning Range CMOS Ring-VCO With Inductor Peaking. / Wilson, Peter; Li, Ke; Meng, Fan; Reed, Graham.

In: IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 27, No. 1, 7769195, 05.12.2016, p. 49-51.

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