Linear Analysis of Feedforward Ring Oscillators

Young-Seok PARK  Pyung-Su HAN  Woo-Young CHOI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E93-C   No.9   pp.1467-1470
Publication Date: 2010/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E93.C.1467
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
Category: Electronic Circuits
feedforward ring oscillator,  ring oscillator,  oscillator analysis,  

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A linear model for feedforward ring oscillators (FROs) is developed and oscillator characteristics are analyzed using the model. The model allows prediction of multiple oscillation modes as well as the oscillation frequency of each mode. The prediction agrees well with SPICE simulation results.