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large signal theory of active and non-linear wave interactions would also be nice for the students reading this book as a text. This book lacks explanation of the basic concepts for all the circuit theorems. It simply stated the theorems and demonstrated them with examples for the application. There is no discussion on superposition theorem and no index in… (More)
Phased arrays form a crucial step towards high data rate 60GHz wireless communication. This paper presents a fully integrated digitally controlled 60GHz RF-beamforming receiver front-end in CMOS. Using digitally controlled active phase shifters, each path of the scalable architecture achieves 10dB power gain, 7.2dB noise figure, a 360° phase shift… (More)
Dordrecht To Viviane Foreword The progress in the semiconductor industry has brought us advanced electronic systems available for large groups of people. By putting more and more func-tionality on an integrated circuit (IC) these systems could become cheap in mass production. This is the reason why scientists and engineers put constant effort in integrating… (More)
This book provides the most comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the latest circuit design developments in RF CMOS technology. It is a practical and cutting-edge guide, packed with proven circuit techniques and innovative design methodologies for solving challenging problems associated with RF integrated circuits and systems. This invaluable resource… (More)
— We identify limitations of the models for phase noise in frequency dividers by Egan and by Phillips and present a new model applicable to both high frequency and low power frequency divider design. Further, we design both synchronous and asynchronous frequency divider test chips that allow us to observe experimentally the effects of noise accumulation,… (More)
— Progress with silicon and silicon germanium based BiCMOS technologies over the past few years has been very impressive. Enabling the implementation of traditional microwave applications in silicon.
This session covers many aspects of contemporary Frequency Synthesizer design, both on a system and on a building block level. Improved architectures for all-digital PLLs with reduced spurious levels are introduced. This session also includes a description of improved time-to-digital converters and an improved direct digital modulation technique. Papers… (More)