A 20GHz Class-C VCO using noise sensitivity mitigation technique

@article{Kimura2015A2C,
  title={A 20GHz Class-C VCO using noise sensitivity mitigation technique},
  author={Kento Kimura and Kenichi Okada and Akira Matsuzawa},
  journal={2015 IEEE 15th Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems},
  year={2015},
  pages={80-82}
}
This paper presents a Class-C VCO with noise sensitivity mitigation technique. Class-C VCO has a large parasitic capacitances between gate and source nodes and this capacitance variation causes a large frequency sensitivity to noise voltage. As a consequence, the noise from gate node become the largest noise contributor. Proposed technique can control this… CONTINUE READING