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Low-power voltage-controlled oscillators in 90-nm CMOS using high-quality thin-film postprocessed inductors

Linten, D; Sun, X; Carchon, G; Jeamsaksiri, W; Mercha, A; Ramos, J; Jenei, S; Wambacq, P; Dehan, M and Aspemyr, Lars LU , et al. (2005) In IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 40(9). p.1922-1931
Abstract
Wafer-level packaging (WLP) technology offers novel opportunities for the realization of high-quality on-chip passives needed in RF front-ends. This paper demonstrates a thin-film WLP technology on top of a 90-nm RF CMOS process with one 15-GHz and two low-power 5-GHz voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) using a high-quality WLP or above-IC inductor. The 5-GHz VCOs have a power consumption of 0.33 mW and a phase noise of - 115 dBc/Hz and -111 dBc/Hz; at 1-MHz offset, respectively, and the 15-GHz VCO has a phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 1-MHz offset with a power consumption of 2.76 mW.
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oscillator (VCO), voltage-controlled, radio frequency (RF), inductor, above IC, CMOS, wafer-level packaging (WLP)
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40
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1922 - 1931
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10.1109/JSSC.2005.848144
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  author       = {Linten, D and Sun, X and Carchon, G and Jeamsaksiri, W and Mercha, A and Ramos, J and Jenei, S and Wambacq, P and Dehan, M and Aspemyr, Lars and Scholten, AJ and Decoutere, S and Donnay, S and De Raedt, W},
  issn         = {0018-9200},
  keyword      = {oscillator (VCO),voltage-controlled,radio frequency (RF),inductor,above IC,CMOS,wafer-level packaging (WLP)},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {1922--1931},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  series       = {IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits},
  title        = {Low-power voltage-controlled oscillators in 90-nm CMOS using high-quality thin-film postprocessed inductors},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSSC.2005.848144},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2005},
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