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Improved switched tuning of differential CMOS VCOs

Sjöland, Henrik LU (2002) In IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - 2, Analog and Digital Signal Processing1992-01-01+01:002004-01-01+01:00 49(5). p.352-355
Abstract
Varactors for continuous frequency tuning are typically used in LC-oscillators. However, they have some drawbacks for large tuning-ranges, such as high tuning sensitivity causing high sensitivity to noise and disturbances on the control voltage. Furthermore, large metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) varactors have high conversion of harmless amplitude noise into harmful phase noise. To reduce these problems a small varactor can be used in combination with MOS-transistors that switch fixed capacitors in and out of the oscillator. The limitations due to the imperfect complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) switches are investigated, and an improved structure for use with the popular differential CMOS LC-oscillator is presented.
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complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor, differential, frequency tuning, oscillator, switched tuning, RF CMOS, (CMOS), varactor, voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO)
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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - 2, Analog and Digital Signal Processing1992-01-01+01:002004-01-01+01:00
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49
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5
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352 - 355
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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  • scopus:0036583736
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1057-7130
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10.1109/TCSII.2002.801415
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English
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  author       = {Sjöland, Henrik},
  issn         = {1057-7130},
  keyword      = {complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor,differential,frequency tuning,oscillator,switched tuning,RF CMOS,(CMOS),varactor,voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO)},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {352--355},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  series       = {IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - 2, Analog and Digital Signal Processing1992-01-01+01:002004-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Improved switched tuning of differential CMOS VCOs},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2002.801415},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2002},
}