Nathen Barton

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We propose and demonstrate the first RF digitally-controlled oscillator (DCO) for cellular mobile phones. The DCO is part of a single-chip fully-compliant quad-band GSM transceiver realized in a 90 nm digital CMOS process. Frequency tuning is achieved through digital control of an array of standard n-poly/n-well MOSCAP devices. The finest varactor step size(More)
EDGE is currently the most widely used standard for data communications in mobile phones. Its proliferation has led to a need for low-cost 2.5G mobile solutions. The implementation of RF circuits in nanoscale digital CMOS with no or minimal process enhancements is one of the key obstacles limiting the complete SoC integration of cellular radio functionality(More)
A design approach is presented for realizing a fully integrated local oscillator, covering all 4 GSM bands, and fulfilling the stringent phase noise requirement of -162 dBc/Hz at a 20-MHz offset from a 915-MHz carrier in a 1.4-V 0.09-/spl mu/m digital CMOS process. By operating a digitally-controlled oscillator at a 4/spl times/ frequency followed by /spl(More)
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