A 283-to-296GHz VCO with 0.76mW peak output power in 65nm CMOS

@article{Tousi2012A2V,
  title={A 283-to-296GHz VCO with 0.76mW peak output power in 65nm CMOS},
  author={Yahya M. Tousi and Omeed Momeni and Ehsan Afshari},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference},
  year={2012},
  pages={258-260}
}
Sub-mm-Wave and terahertz frequencies have many applications such as medical imaging, spectroscopy and communication systems. CMOS signal generation at this frequency range is a major challenge due to the limited cut-off frequency of transistors and their low breakdown voltage. A recent work has demonstrated generation of high power at a fixed frequency in the sub-mm-Wave range using a harmonic oscillator [1]. However, for most applications a tunable signal source is necessary. In previous… CONTINUE READING
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