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—The unlicensed band around 60 GHz can be utilized for wireless communications at data rates of several gigabits per second. This paper describes a receiver front-end that incorporates a folded microstrip geometry to create resonance at 60 GHz in a common-gate LNA and active mixers. Realized in 0.13-m CMOS technology, the receiver front-end provides a(More)
— This paper presents a study of phase noise in two inductorless CMOS oscillators. First-order analysis of a linear oscillatory system leads to a noise shaping function and a new definition of Q. A linear model of CMOS ring oscillators is used to calculate their phase noise, and three phase noise phenomena, namely, additive noise, high-frequency(More)
—A 10-Gb/s phase-locked clock and data recovery circuit incorporates an interpolating voltage-controlled oscillator and a half-rate phase detector. The phase detector provides a linear characteristic while retiming and demultiplexing the data with no systematic phase offset. Fabricated in a 0.18-m CMOS technology in an area of 1 1 0 9 mm 2 , the circuit(More)
—A modification of stacked spiral inductors increases the self-resonance frequency by 100% with no additional processing steps, yielding values of 5 to 266 nH and self-resonance frequencies of 11.2 to 0.5 GHz. Closed-form expressions predicting the self-resonance frequency with less than 5% error have also been developed. Stacked transformers are also(More)
—A discrete-time analog echo canceller is described that reduces the echo in the front end of Gigabit Ethernet twisted-pair interfaces. Echo cancellation in the analog domain by means of four taps reduces the complexity of the digital echo canceller and crosstalk cancellers. Designed in a 0.4-m CMOS technology, the circuit employs an LMS algorithm to adapt(More)