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—Linear time-invariant (LTI) phase noise theories provide important qualitative design insights but are limited in their quantitative predictive power. Part of the difficulty is that device noise undergoes multiple frequency translations to become oscillator phase noise. A quantitative understanding of this process requires abandoning the principle of time(More)
—We present several new simple and accurate expressions for the DC inductance of square, hexagonal, octagonal, and circular spiral inductors. We evaluate the accuracy of our expressions, as well as several previously published inductance expressions, in two ways: by comparison with three-dimensional field solver predictions and by comparison with our own(More)
—A companion analysis of clock jitter and phase noise of single-ended and differential ring oscillators is presented. The impulse sensitivity functions are used to derive expressions for the jitter and phase noise of ring oscillators. The effect of the number of stages, power dissipation, frequency of oscillation, and short-channel effects on the jitter and(More)
—We describe a new method for determining component values and transistor dimensions for CMOS operational amplifiers (op-amps). We observe that a wide variety of design objectives and constraints have a special form, i.e., they are posyn-omial functions of the design variables. As a result, the amplifier design problem can be expressed as a special form of(More)
We present a method for optimizing and automating component and transistor sizing for CMOS operational amplifiers. We observe that a wide variety of performance measures can be formulated as posynomial functions of the design variables. As a result, amplifier design problems can be formulated as a geometric program, a special type of convex optimization(More)
We present an efficient method for optimal design and synthesis of CMOS inductors for use in RF circuits. This method uses the the physical dimensions of the inductor as the design parameters and handles a variety of specifications including fixed value of inductance, minimum self-resonant frequency, minimum quality factor, etc. Geometric constraints that(More)