CMOS RC oscillators have low area, can be built with a low cost technology, and have a wide tuning range, but they have higher phase-noise than LC oscillators. This can be overcome by synchronizing the oscillator by injection-locking with an low phase-noise external source. We present here an experimental study of injection-locking in an RC two-integrator oscillator. First and second harmonic injection in different locations of the oscillator are investigated. A test circuit was fabricated using a standard CMOS technology with 1.2 V supply. Measurement results show that a phase noise improvement of more than 30 dB, can be obtained with only -30 dBm injected signal between 100 kHz and 10 MHz frequency offset over a wide frequency range (600 MHz to 3 GHz).
|Title of host publication||Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’14) - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …
|Conference||IEEE Int. Symp. Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’14)|
|Period||1/01/14 → …|
Ortigueira, E., Oliveira, L. A. B. G. D., Fernandes, J. R., & Silva, M. D. M. (2014). Experimental Evaluation of Wide Range Injection Locking in a CMOS RC Oscillator. In Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 698-701) https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2014.6865231