High-Efficiency Low-Voltage 24GHz VCO in 130nm CMOS for FMCW Radar Applications

M. Hossain1, U. Pursche1, C. Meliani2 and W. Heinrich1

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Proc. 8th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conf. (EuMIC 2013), Nuremberg, Germany, Oct. 6-8, pp. 105-108 (2013).

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A high-efficiency CMOS voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) with cross-coupled topology in 130nm IBMCMOS process is presented. The VCO delivers 4dBm output power, with 13% tuning range. It offers both coarse and fine tuning functions and consumes 43mW from a 2 volts power supply.

1 Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Gustav-Kirchhoff-Straße 4, 12489 Berlin, Germany
2 Now with: Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP), Leibniz-Institut für Innovative Mikroelektronik, 15236 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany


Voltage Controlled Oscillator; CMOS; Cross Coupled; Integrated circuit; Local Oscillator (LO).