Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing

, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 1818–1835

The Investigation and Optimisation of Phase-Induced Amplitude Attenuation in the Injection-Locked Ring Oscillators-Based Receiver

  • Xiao Peng Yu
  • Zhe Liu
  • De Zhang Fan
  • Kiat Seng Yeo
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00034-016-0405-5

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Yu, X.P., Liu, Z., Fan, D.Z. et al. Circuits Syst Signal Process (2017) 36: 1818. doi:10.1007/s00034-016-0405-5
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Abstract

In this paper, the injection-locked oscillator (ILO)-based receiver is investigated. The key design considerations of the ILO including the phase difference between the input and output signals and its impact on the ILO-based receiver are analysed in detail. Different strategies for both the narrow and wide-band applications are discussed and simulated. As a design example, a 2.4 GHz ILO-based receiver is implemented using a standard 40 nm CMOS technology, where a three-stage inverter-based ILO is optimised to maintain a good balance among working range, sensitivity and power consumption, etc. Measurement results show that the proposed receiver is able to demodulate an input signal at a 2.4 GHz carrier frequency with the data rate up to 1 Mbps while consuming \({<}300\, \upmu \hbox {W}\) power. It is suitable for short-range communication system such as chip-scale data link.

Keywords

Injection locking Nano-scale CMOS OOK receiver 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao Peng Yu
    • 1
  • Zhe Liu
    • 1
  • De Zhang Fan
    • 1
    • 3
  • Kiat Seng Yeo
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of VLSI DesignZhejiang UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd.ShenzhenChina