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dc.contributor.advisorEntesari, Kamran
dc.creatorDhamani, Naushad
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-21T14:38:30Z
dc.date.available2019-05-01T06:08:22Z
dc.date.created2017-05
dc.date.issued2017-05-09
dc.date.submittedMay 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/161460
dc.description.abstractA Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) is a critical building block in the design of current frequency synthesizers for RF system applications. State-of-the-art operation defines that an oscillator should have the best spectral purity while consuming low amount of power for a wide tuning range. With this in mind, this work presents a low phase noise wide tuning range ClassF VCO using a dual-mode resonator. In comparison to other conventional wideband oscillators, the proposed capacitively/inductively-coupled resonator will integrate the benefits of Class-F voltage control oscillators and dual-mode switching networks to obtain simultaneous low phase noise and wide-tuning range. The proposed structure, prototyped in 65nm TSMC CMOS technology, shows a 2.14 – 4.22GHz continuous tuning range, phase noise figure-of-merit (FoM) of 192.7dB at 2.3GHz and better than 188dB across the entire operating frequency range. The oscillator consumes 15-16.4mW from a 0.6V supply and occupies an active area of 0.7mm^2 . In conclusion, the proposed resonator achieves 2- 3dB phase noise improvement while achieving 65% overall tuning range when compared to a typical class-F VCO architecture.en
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dc.subjectphase noiseen
dc.subjectwide-tuning rangeen
dc.subjectVCOen
dc.subjectDual-Mode resonatoren
dc.subjecttransformeren
dc.subjectmulti-banden
dc.subjectCMOSen
dc.subjectwide-tuning rangeen
dc.subjectClass-F oscillatoren
dc.titleA Low Phase Noise Wide-Tuning Range Class-F VCO Based on a Dual-Mode Resonator in 65nm CMOSen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPalermo, Samuel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBanerjee, Debjyoti
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZou, Jun
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dc.date.updated2017-08-21T14:38:30Z
local.embargo.terms2019-05-01
local.etdauthor.orcid0000-0002-4579-2465


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