Wireless CMOS Frequency Synthesizer Design

  • J. Craninckx
  • M. Steyaert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. J. Craninckx, M. Steyaert
    Pages 1-14
  3. J. Craninckx, M. Steyaert
    Pages 15-47
  4. J. Craninckx, M. Steyaert
    Pages 49-88
  5. J. Craninckx, M. Steyaert
    Pages 89-120
  6. J. Craninckx, M. Steyaert
    Pages 121-159
  7. J. Craninckx, M. Steyaert
    Pages 161-185
  8. J. Craninckx, M. Steyaert
    Pages 187-225
  9. J. Craninckx, M. Steyaert
    Pages 227-232
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 233-247

About this book


The recent boom in the mobile telecommunication market has trapped the interest of almost all electronic and communication companies worldwide. New applications arise every day, more and more countries are covered by digital cellular systems and the competition between the several providers has caused prices to drop rapidly. The creation of this essentially new market would not have been possible without the ap­ pearance of smalI, low-power, high-performant and certainly low-cost mobile termi­ nals. The evolution in microelectronics has played a dominant role in this by creating digital signal processing (DSP) chips with more and more computing power and com­ bining the discrete components of the RF front-end on a few ICs. This work is situated in this last area, i. e. the study of the full integration of the RF transceiver on a single die. Furthermore, in order to be compatible with the digital processing technology, a standard CMOS process without tuning, trimming or post-processing steps must be used. This should flatten the road towards the ultimate goal: the single chip mobile phone. The local oscillator (LO) frequency synthesizer poses some major problems for integration and is the subject of this work. The first, and also the largest, part of this text discusses the design of the Voltage­ Controlled Oscillator (VCO). The general phase noise theory of LC-oscillators is pre­ sented, and the concept of effective resistance and capacitance is introduced to char­ acterize and compare the performance of different LC-tanks.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J. Craninckx
    • 1
  • M. Steyaert
    • 2
  1. 1.Alcatel MietecBelgium
  2. 2.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5034-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2870-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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