An Inductorless CMOS Quadrature Oscillator Continuously Tuneable from 3.1 to 10.6 GHz

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Modern RF front-ends require wide tuning-range oscillators with quadrature outputs. In this paper we present a two-integrator quadrature oscillator, which covers the whole bandwidth of UWB applications. A circuit prototype in a 130 nm CMOS technology is continuously tuneable from 3.1 to 10.6 GHz. The circuit die area is less than 0.013mm2, leading to a figure-of-merit FOMA of -176.7dBc/Hz at the upper frequency. The supply voltage is 1.2 V, and the power consumption is 7 mW at the lower frequency and 13 mW at the upper frequency.
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JournalInternational Journal on Circuit Theory and Applications, Wiley InterScience
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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