A 60 GHz Frequency Generator Based on a 20 GHz Oscillator and an Implicit Multiplier

@article{Zong2016A6G,
  title={A 60 GHz Frequency Generator Based on a 20 GHz Oscillator and an Implicit Multiplier},
  author={Zhirui Zong and Masoud Babaie and Robert Bogdan Staszewski},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits},
  year={2016},
  volume={51},
  pages={1261-1273}
}
This paper proposes a mm-wave frequency generation technique that improves its phase noise (PN) performance and power efficiency. The main idea is that a fundamental 20 GHz signal and its sufficiently strong third harmonic at 60 GHz are generated simultaneously in a single oscillator. The desired 60 GHz local oscillator (LO) signal is delivered to the output, whereas the 20 GHz signal can be fed back for phase detection in a phase-locked loop. Third-harmonic boosting and extraction techniques… CONTINUE READING