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—A fully integrated 60 GHz frequency synthesizer with an in-phase injection-coupled quadrature voltage-controlled oscillator (IPIC-QVCO) is proposed. Through a particular symmetrical coupling network formed by diode-connected transistors, the in-phase coupling is realized in the IPIC-QVCO, which reduces both phase noise and phase error. A compact(More)
The IEEE 802.15.4 standard relaxes the requirements on the receiver front-end making subthreshold operation a viable solution. The specification is discussed and guidelines are presented for a small area ultra-low-power design. A subthreshold biased low-noise amplifier (LNA) has been designed and fabricated for the 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 standard using a(More)
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Under the influence of increasing demand for high-data-rate communication systems such as 60GHz band application, the requirements of PLLs keep getting higher. In an mm-wave direct-conversion transceiver, the quadrature LO signals generation is challenging. The conventional techniques to generate quadrature LO signals suffer from many problems. The method(More)
A novel on-chip transformer configuration that gives an identical inductor pair, a higher individual coil self-resonant frequency (SRF), and excellent area efficiency are presented. This technique involves the unique way of inter-crossing the transformer's primary and secondary coils using multiple metallization layers. Truly symmetrical transformer(More)
A higher frequency, over 2 GHz, is suggested for current 4G or 5G wideband applications. By adopting a unique gain control method, an analog-controlled variable-gain amplifier (VGA) with an accurate dB-linear characteristic is presented. The designed VGA not only features large bandwidth, but also has accurate gain adjustment with a relatively wide control(More)
This paper presents a low power 2.4-GHz fully integrated 1 MHz resolution IEEE 802.15.4 frequency synthesizer designed using 0.18um CMOS technology. An integer-N fully programmable divider employs a novel True-single-phase-clock (TSPC) 47/48 prescaler and a 6 bit P and S counters to provide the 1 MHz output with nearly 45% duty cycle. The PLL uses a series(More)
—In this letter, a drain current noise model that includes the channel thermal noise and the shot noise generated at the source–bulk junction and the drain–bulk junction is presented. A unified analytical expression is derived to ensure excellent continuity with smooth transition of drain current noise from weak-to strong-inversion regimes, including the(More)