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On-Chip Single Tone Pseudo-Noise Generator for Analog IP Noise Tolerance Measurement
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2011/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuits and Related SoC Integration Technologies)
noise, sine wave, harmonic,
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A single tone pseudo-noise generator with a harmonic-eliminated waveform is proposed for measuring noise tolerance of analog IPs. In the waveform, the harmonics up to the thirteenth are eliminated by combining seven rectangular waves with 22.5-degree spacing phases. The proposed waveform includes only high region frequency harmonic components, which are easily suppressed by a low-order filter. This characteristic enables simple circuit implementation for a sine wave generator. In the circuit, the harmonic eliminated waveform generator is combined with a current controlled oscillator and a frequency adjustment circuit. The single tone pseudo-noise generator can generate power line noise from 20 MHz to 220 MHz with 1 MHz steps. The SFDR of 40 dB is obtained at the noise frequency of 100 MHz. The circuit enables the measurement of frequency response characteristics measurements such as PSRR.