Parametric Resonance Based Frequency Multiplier for Sub-Gigahertz Radio Receiver with 0.3V Supply Voltage

Lechang LIU  Keisuke ISHIKAWA  Tadahiro KURODA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E97-C   No.6   pp.505-511
Publication Date: 2014/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E97.C.505
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Analog Circuits and Related SoC Integration Technologies)
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Keyword: 
parametric resonance,  injection-locked frequency multiplier,  phase noise,  radio frequency (RF),  

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Summary: 
Parametric resonance based solutions for sub-gigahertz radio frequency transceiver with 0.3V supply voltage are proposed in this paper. As an implementation example, a 0.3V 720µW variation-tolerant injection-locked frequency multiplier is developed in 90nm CMOS. It features a parametric resonance based multi-phase synthesis scheme, thereby achieving the lowest supply voltage with -110dBc@ 600kHz phase noise and 873MHz-1.008GHz locking range in state-of-the-art frequency synthesizers.