A 60-GHz, 14% tuning range, multi-band VCO with a single variable inductor

Chi Yao Yu*, Wei-Zen Chen, Chung-Yu Wu, Tai You Lu

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Abstract

This paper presents the design of a 60-GHz, 14% tuning range VCO with a single variable inductor (VED). By employing the proposed frequency tuning scheme, wide-tuning range as well as multi-band operations are achieved without sacrificing its operating frequency. Fabricated in a 90-nm CMOS process, the VCO is capable of covering frequency range from 53.1 to 61.3 GHz. The measured phase noise from a 61.3-GHz carrier is about -118.75 dBc/Hz at 10-MHz offset, and the output power is -6.6 dBm. The VCO core dissipates 8.7 mW from a 0.7-V supply. Chip size is 0.28 x 0.36 mm2.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2008 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2008
Pages129-132
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2008 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 3 Nov 20085 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2008 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2008

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, A-SSCC 2008
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period3/11/085/11/08

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