60-GHz millimeter-wave voltage-controlled oscillators using transformer-tuning technique

Hao Jiun Wu, Chien Chang Chou, Chun Yu Ku, Tzuen-Hsi Huang, Huey-Ru Chuang, Tsai Kan Chien, Tai Hsing Lee

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Abstract

A 60-GHz millimeter-wave voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) using transformer-tuning technique is presented in this paper. In order to provide wider tuning range in V-band, the transformer-tuning method is employed instead of the varactor-tuning in a conventional LC tank. The proposed VCO exhibits a frequency tuning range of ±3.03 GHz in the vicinity of 56.07 GHz. The measured phase noise at 1-MHz offset is -91.59 dBc/Hz and the minimum measured output power is -5.63 dBm. Operated at a supply voltage of 1 V, the power consumption of VCO core and entire circuit blocks including buffers are 15.85 mW and 48.25 mW, respectively. This chip has been fabricated in TSMC 90 nm CMOS process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1124-1126
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784902339451
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 16
Event30th Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2018 Nov 62018 Nov 9

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC
Volume2018-November

Conference

Conference30th Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period18-11-0618-11-09

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Variable frequency oscillators
Millimeter waves
Tuning
Varactors
Phase noise
Electric power utilization
Networks (circuits)
Electric potential

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Wu, H. J., Chou, C. C., Ku, C. Y., Huang, T-H., Chuang, H-R., Chien, T. K., & Lee, T. H. (2019). 60-GHz millimeter-wave voltage-controlled oscillators using transformer-tuning technique. In 2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 1124-1126). [8617431] (Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC; Vol. 2018-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/APMC.2018.8617431
Wu, Hao Jiun ; Chou, Chien Chang ; Ku, Chun Yu ; Huang, Tzuen-Hsi ; Chuang, Huey-Ru ; Chien, Tsai Kan ; Lee, Tai Hsing. / 60-GHz millimeter-wave voltage-controlled oscillators using transformer-tuning technique. 2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. pp. 1124-1126 (Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC).
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60-GHz millimeter-wave voltage-controlled oscillators using transformer-tuning technique. / Wu, Hao Jiun; Chou, Chien Chang; Ku, Chun Yu; Huang, Tzuen-Hsi; Chuang, Huey-Ru; Chien, Tsai Kan; Lee, Tai Hsing.

2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. p. 1124-1126 8617431 (Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC; Vol. 2018-November).

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Wu HJ, Chou CC, Ku CY, Huang T-H, Chuang H-R, Chien TK et al. 60-GHz millimeter-wave voltage-controlled oscillators using transformer-tuning technique. In 2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. p. 1124-1126. 8617431. (Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference Proceedings, APMC). https://doi.org/10.23919/APMC.2018.8617431