This paper presents a framework for CMOS ring oscillator phase noise analysis for given power consumption specifications. This model considers both linear and nonlinear operations. It indicates that fast rail-to-rail switching has to be achieved for low phase noise and that the up-conversion of low-frequency noise from the current bias/control circuit can be significant. Our phase noise model is validated via simulation and measurement results. We also present a coupled-ring oscillator whose phase noise is -114 dBc/Hz at a 600 kHz offset from the 960 MHz carrier frequency.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design|
|State||Published - Dec 3 2000|