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.
|Title of host publication||Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Dec 2022|
|Title||2022 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)|
|Duration||29 November - 2 December 2022|
Research priority areas of TU Dresden
- Phase noise, Sensitivity, Power measurement, Power demand, Phase measurement, Voltage-controlled oscillators, BiCMOS integrated circuits