A multi-core VCO and a frequency quadrupler for E-Band adaptive-modulation links in 55nm BiCMOS

Lorenzo Iotti, Andrea Mazzanti, Francesco Svelto

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Abstract

This paper presents a BiCMOS VCO followed by a frequency quadrupler for E-Band wireless backhaul applications. The VCO is based on a multi-core architecture, allowing to scale the phase-noise performance according to the modulation order in a power-efficient way. The frequency quadrupler employs transformer-coupled resonators for bandwidth enhancement and single-ended-to-differential conversion. Measured prototypes achieve -105dBc/Hz phase noise at 1MHz offset from 84 GHz, with 15.8% tuning range and -186dBc/Hz FoM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESSCIRC 2016: 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages373-376
Number of pages4
Volume2016-October
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029723
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2016 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 12 2016Sep 15 2016

Other

Other42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2016
CountrySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period9/12/169/15/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Iotti, L., Mazzanti, A., & Svelto, F. (2016). A multi-core VCO and a frequency quadrupler for E-Band adaptive-modulation links in 55nm BiCMOS. In ESSCIRC 2016: 42nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference (Vol. 2016-October, pp. 373-376). [7598319] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ESSCIRC.2016.7598319