VCO design for 60 GHz applications using differential shielded inductors in 0.13 μm CMOS

Jonathan Borremans, M. Dehan, Karen Scheir, Maarten Kuijk, Piet Wambacq

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Abstract

With the increasing interest in 60 GHz applications, low-cost CMOS circuit solutions emerge. The poor performance of CMOS devices at millimeter wave frequencies complicates the design. In this work, we present two low-area VCOs covering the license-free 60 GHz band, using differential shielded (slow-wave) transmission line inductors. We discuss design and provide compact modeling of these inductors, compatible with stringent metal density rules of scaled CMOS. Measured phase noise below 90 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset is achieved, at a consumption of 3.9 mW at 1 V. The tuning range exceeds 10 %, for a tuning voltage restricted from ground to the supply.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE RFIC Symposium 15-17 June, 2008. Atlanta, Georgia
Pages135-138
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2008
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • CMOS
  • VCO
  • mmWave

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