A 76GHz PLL for mm-wave imaging applications
Author(s)Nguyen, Khoa M.; Kim, Helen H.; Sodini, Charles G.
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A 76 GHz phase-locked loop (PLL) was designed in 0.13 μm IBM BiCMOS8HP technology with the intended application of millimeter-wave imaging. The PLL has a type II second order loop filter. The voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) uses a cross-coupled BJT topology with capacitor feedback. The divider chain has nine divide-by-2 static frequency dividers in which the first seven use ECL logic and are followed by two CMOS stages. Measurement results show a de-embedded single-ended output power of -2 dBm, a phase noise of -81 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset from the carrier, and a total power dissipation of 107 mW.
DepartmentLincoln Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Proceedings on the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest 2010 (MTT)
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Nguyen, Khoa M., Helen Kim, and Charles G. Sodini. “A 76GHz PLL for Mm-wave Imaging Applications.” IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest 2010 (MTT). 1316–1319. © Copyright 2010 IEEE
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