Abstract—This paper describes how a novel low phase noise Figure of Merit (FOM), LC-tank voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is presented. The work presents a fully integrated 5.0 GHz VCO designed in a 0.35µm CMOS process. The proposed VCO features a worst-case phase noise of -133.07 dBc/Hz and - 136.31 dBc/Hz at 600 kHz and 1 MHz frequency offset. An optimization technique is used to design the excellent FOM. The FOM is -206. 20 dBc/Hz. It features a supply of 2.4 V, a core of only 1.0 mA.
Index Terms—Design method, figure of merit, low phase noise, tuning range.
M. A. Aqeeli and H. Zhirun are with the The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,Z.Hu@manchester.ac.uk).
Cite: Mohammed A. Aqeeli and Zhirun Hu, "MDesign of a High Performance 5.0 GHz Low Phase Noise 0.35µm CMOS Voltage Controlled Oscillator," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 436-439, 2013.