1.8 GHz current-controlled oscillator IC implemented by using integrated inductors and 0.8 /spl mu/m BiCMos technology

Esa Tarvainen, Hannu Ronkainen, Hannu Kattelus, Tarja Riihisaari, Pekka Kuivalainen

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    On-chip planar inductors and 18 GHz n-p-n bipolar transistors are used to implement a simple monolithic LC current-controlled oscillator which has a 200 MHz tuning range at 1.8 GHz. To save chip area, the integrated capacitors were fabricated above the planar inductor structure. The measured quiescent power dissipation is 3.5 mW from a supply of 3.5 V, and the phase noise is -85 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1465-1467
    Number of pages3
    JournalElectronics Letters
    Issue number16
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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