A W-Band tunable Push-Push oscillator with 128X frequency division for frequency synthesis applications

Mark Stuenkel, Milton Feng

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Abstract

This paper presents a W-Band Push-Push VCO with a 64X static frequency divider, for a total frequency division of 128X, using InP/InGaAs DHBT technology. The oscillator operates around a center frequency of 77.75 GHz with a measured phase noise of < 94 dBc/Hz at a 1 MHz offset, and employs a unique tuning methodology that uses only the intrinsic parasitics of the DHBTs to give a tuning range of L.3 GHz. The oscillator, which includes buffers to drive the divider chain, has a power dissipation of 84 mW, one of the lowest power dissipations reported for a III-V DHBT based push-push oscillator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIMS 2012 - 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 17 2012Jun 22 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2012
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period6/17/126/22/12

Keywords

  • Double heterojunction bipolar transistors
  • Indium phosphide
  • Microwave oscillators
  • Millimeter wave integrated circuits
  • Phase locked loops
  • Voltage-controlled oscillators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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