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An X-band Low-power and Low-phase-noise Vco Using Bondwire Inductor : Volume 7, Issue 17 (19/05/2009)

By Hu, K.

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Title: An X-band Low-power and Low-phase-noise Vco Using Bondwire Inductor : Volume 7, Issue 17 (19/05/2009)  
Author: Hu, K.
Volume: Vol. 7, Issue 17
Language: English
Subject: Science, Advances, Radio
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Herzel, F., Scheytt, J. C., & Hu, K. (2009). An X-band Low-power and Low-phase-noise Vco Using Bondwire Inductor : Volume 7, Issue 17 (19/05/2009). Retrieved from

Description: IHP GmbH, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. In this paper a low-power low-phase-noise voltage-controlled-oscillator (VCO) has been designed and, fabricated in 0.25 Μm SiGe BiCMOS process. The resonator of the VCO is implemented with on-chip MIM capacitors and a single aluminum bondwire. A tail current filter is realized to suppress flicker noise up-conversion. The measured phase noise is −126.6 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset from a 7.8 GHz carrier. The figure of merit (FOM) of the VCO is −192.5 dBc/Hz and the VCO core consumes 4 mA from a 3.3 V power supply. To the best of our knowledge, this is the best FOM and the lowest phase noise for bondwire VCOs in the X-band. This VCO will be used for satellite communications.

An X-Band low-power and low-phase-noise VCO using bondwire inductor

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