A Reconfigurable 60-GHz VCO with −103.2 dBc/Hz Phase Noise in a 0.13-µm SiGe BiCMOS Technology

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In this work, a reconfigurable voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) with low phase noise at 60GHz in a 0.13-µm SiGe BiCMOS technology is investigated. This VCO is tailored for use in a non-hierarchical synchronization layer in which reconfiguration is intended to affect the sensitivity of the VCO, thus adaptively adjusting synchronization accuracy to the coupling channel used. A switchable capacitor bank enables reconfiguration of the sensitivity between 719MHz/V and 270MHz/V. The lowest phase noise is -103.2dBc/Hz and the output power is 5.46dBm at a power consumption of 69.59mW resulting in a figure of merit of -184.43dB.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-5108-6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2022


Title2022 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
Duration29 November - 2 December 2022
LocationYokohama, Japan

External IDs

Scopus 85146690876
ORCID /0000-0001-6778-7846/work/142240162
ORCID /0000-0003-2197-6080/work/142254590


Research priority areas of TU Dresden


  • Phase noise, Sensitivity, Power measurement, Power demand, Phase measurement, Voltage-controlled oscillators, BiCMOS integrated circuits