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Design of a Three Stage Ring VCO in 0.18 µm CMOS under PVT Variations

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors:
N. Ramanjaneyulu, D. Satyanarayana, K. Satya Prasad
10.5120/ijca2017914932

N Ramanjaneyulu, D Satyanarayana and Satya K Prasad. Design of a Three Stage Ring VCO in 0.18 µm CMOS under PVT Variations. International Journal of Computer Applications 170(8):35-39, July 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2017914932,
	author = {N. Ramanjaneyulu and D. Satyanarayana and K. Satya Prasad},
	title = {Design of a Three Stage Ring VCO in 0.18 µm CMOS under PVT Variations},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {July 2017},
	volume = {170},
	number = {8},
	month = {Jul},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {35-39},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume170/number8/28093-2017914932},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914932},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

This paper describes the design of a 3.4 GHz three stage Ring Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO). In order to achieve wide tuning range at gega hertz frequencies a three stage ring oscillator based VCO is designed using differential delay cell. The linearity is achieved over a wide-tuning range from 1.5 GHz to 3.8 GHz while maintain the phase noise -116 dBc/Hz at 3.4GHz.The designed VCO is simulated using Cadence 0.18-µm CMOS process and VCO consumes 8.58 mA current and 15.4mW power from a 1.8V power supply. The designed VCO is generating a frequency of 3.4 GHz over a temperature range from 0o C to 65o C. The VCO has been found to work for all Process (Typical, Slow and Fast corners), Voltage and Temperature (PVT) conditions.

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Keywords

Delay cell, Ring oscillator, Voltage Controlled Oscillator, Communication systems.