A PVT-Robust -39dBc 1kHz-to-100MHz Integrated-Phase-Noise 29GHz Injection-Locked Frequency Multiplier
with a 600μW Frequency-Tracking Loop Using the Averages of Phase Deviations for mm-Band 5G Transceivers
S. Yoo, S. Choi, J. Kim, H. Yoon, Y. Lee, and J. Choi
IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Feb. 2017
This paper presents a low-phase-noise mm-wave injection-locked frequency multiplier (ILFM) using an ultra-low-power frequency-tracking loop. The ILFM generates a frequency between 27 and 30GHz and the calibration loop, which only requires 600μW, limits phase-noise variation to 2dB up to 100MHz offset over 0.5-to-1.35V supply and 20°C-to-100°C temperature variations.