Simultaneous sub-harmonic injection-locked mm-wave frequency generators for multi-band communications in CMOS

Sai Wang Tam*, Eran Socher, Alden Wong, Yu Wang, Lan Duy Vu, Mau-Chung Chang

*Corresponding author for this work

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

19 Scopus citations

Abstract

A technique for generating multiple mm-wave carrier frequencies is introduced, using simultaneous subharmonic injection locking of multiple VCOs to a single reference frequency. A prototype of 30GHz and 50GHz subharmonic injection-locked VCOs is realized in a 90nm digital CMOS process and able to lock from 2nd to 8th harmonic of the reference frequency with locking range reaching 5.6GHz. Simultaneous locking to the 3rd and 5th harmonics of a 10GHz reference signal is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008
Pages131-134
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Sep 2008
Event2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 15 Jun 200817 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameDigest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium
ISSN (Print)1529-2517

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period15/06/0817/06/08

Keywords

  • CMOS
  • Injection locking
  • Mm-wave
  • Subharmonic
  • VCO

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Simultaneous sub-harmonic injection-locked mm-wave frequency generators for multi-band communications in CMOS'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Tam, S. W., Socher, E., Wong, A., Wang, Y., Vu, L. D., & Chang, M-C. (2008). Simultaneous sub-harmonic injection-locked mm-wave frequency generators for multi-band communications in CMOS. In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, RFIC 2008 (pp. 131-134). [4561402] (Digest of Papers - IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium). https://doi.org/10.1109/RFIC.2008.4561402