An Ultra-Low-Cost High-Performance Bluetooth SoC in 0.11-$\mu{\hbox {m}}$ CMOS

@article{Tan2012AnUH,
  title={An Ultra-Low-Cost High-Performance Bluetooth SoC in 0.11-\$\mu\{\hbox \{m\}\}\$  CMOS},
  author={Chun-Geik Tan and Fei Song and Renliang Zheng and Jiqing Cui and Guoqin Yao and Litian Tang and Yuejin Yang and Dandan Guo and Alexander Tanzil and Junmin Cao and Ming Kong and KianTiong Wong and Soong Lin Chew and Chee-Lee Heng and Osama Shana'a and Guang-Kaai Dehng},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits},
  year={2012},
  volume={47},
  pages={2665-2677}
}
A highly integrated ultra-low-cost high-performance Bluetooth 3.0+EDR SoC is implemented in 0.11-μm digital CMOS technology. The transceiver has an integrated balun shared between TX and RX, eliminating the need for a separate T/R switch. A 4 × LO-based VCO is implemented to reduce LO pulling and to minimize TX out-of-band spurious emissions. The… CONTINUE READING