Fully Integrated 1.7GHz, 188dBc/Hz FoM, 0.8V, 320uW LC-tank VCO and Frequency Divider

Jesper Stolpe Midtgaard, Thomas Jeppesen, Kåre Tais Christensen, Erik Bruun, Pietro Andreani

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This paper presents a 0.13μm CMOS 1.7GHz VCO with frequency divider, suitable for ultra-low-power hearing-aid applications. The circuit has a 16% tuning range, a minimum power consumption of 320μW from a 0.8V power supply, power-supply and temperature compensation, an excellent 188dBc/Hz figure-of-merit without the need of off-chip components, and an area of 0.2mm2.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposium on VLSI Circuits, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. 2005
Publication date2005
ISBN (Print)4-900784-01-X
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventIEEE 2005 Symposium on VLSI Circuits -
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …


ConferenceIEEE 2005 Symposium on VLSI Circuits
Period01/01/2005 → …

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