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Y. Shafiullah et al., "A Low-Power Push-Push D-Band VCO with 11.6% FTR utilizing Back-gate Control in 22nm FDSOI," 2023 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2023, pp. 20-23, doi: 10.1109/RWS55624.2023.10046316.

A low-power push-push D-band VCO with 11.6% FTR utilizing back-gate control in 22nm FDSOI

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Author: Shafiullah, Yasir1; Hietanen, Mikko1; Leinonen, Marko E.1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-10-04


This paper proposes a D-band push-push voltage controlled oscillator implemented using 22nm FDSOI CMOS technology. The back-gate controls are employed to achieve a wide frequency tuning range (FTR) and low power consumption. Inductive coupling with the dummy fill blocks are optimized to improve the resonator quality factor. The measured results demonstrate a wide tuning range of 11.6% from 138‐155.1 GHz with a supply voltage of 0.9 V. The output power of the VCO is -16 dBm at a center frequency of 146.6 GHz with a phase noise of -90.1 dBc/Hz at 10 MHz offset. The VCO consumes a low power of 12.2 mW with a compact area of 259x249 µ m² • The corresponding FOMT is -163.9 dBc/Hz.

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Series: IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
ISSN: 2164-2958
ISSN-E: 2164-2974
ISSN-L: 2164-2958
ISBN: 978-1-6654-9344-4
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-9345-1
Volume: 2023-January
Pages: 20 - 23
DOI: 10.1109/RWS55624.2023.10046316
Host publication: IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS
Conference: IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research has been financially supported by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927). GLOBALFOUNDRIES are acknowledged for technology access. Keysight technologies are acknowledged for measurement equipment donation.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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