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Transformer Tuned VCO for MMW Application

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 122 - Number 19
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors:
Sunanda Ambulker
Sangeeta Nakate
10.5120/21807-5126

Sunanda Ambulker and Sangeeta Nakate. Article: Transformer Tuned VCO for MMW Application. International Journal of Computer Applications 122(19):13-16, July 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Sunanda Ambulker and Sangeeta Nakate},
	title = {Article: Transformer Tuned VCO for MMW Application},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {122},
	number = {19},
	pages = {13-16},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Differential cross coupled voltage controlled oscillator with transformer tuning is presented here for millimeter wave (mmw) application. Here Tuning is done by on chip octagonal transformer which is used as inductive element in LC tank. Proposed scheme provides wide Frequency Tuning Range (FTR) up to 7 GHz of bandwidth and gives low phase noise as compared to inductor based oscillator design. In this method transformer tuned VCO is implemented in UMC 65 nm CMOS Technology which gives FTR from 55 GHz to 62. 4 GHz with phase noise variation -116. 5 to -114. 5dBc/Hz at 10 MHz offset.

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