© 2003

CMOS Fractional-N Synthesizers

Design for High Spectral Purity and Monolithic Integration


Part of the The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 724)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pages 1-12
  3. Pages 221-238
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 229-256

About this book


CMOS Fractional-N Synthesizers starts with a comprehensive introduction to general frequency synthesis. Different architectures and synthesizer building blocks are discussed with their relative importance on synthesizer specifications. The process of synthesizer specification derivation is illustrated with the DCS-1800 standard as a general test case.

The book tackles the design of fractional-N synthesizers in CMOS on circuit level as well as system level. The circuit level focuses on high-speed prescaler design up to 12 GHz in CMOS and on fully integrated, low-phase-noise LC-VCO design. High-Q inductor integration and simulation in CMOS is elaborated and flicker noise minimization techniques are presented, ranging from bias point choice to noise filtering techniques.

On a higher level, a systematic design strategy has been developed that trades off all noise contributions and fast dynamics for integrated capacitance (area). Moreover, a theoretical DeltaSigma phase noise analysis is presented, extended with a fast non-linear analysis method to accurately predict the influence of PLL non-linearities on the spectral purity of the DeltaSigma fractional-N frequency synthesizers.


CMOS Modulation Phase Standard analog communication filter material simulation system telecommunications

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.KU LeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title CMOS Fractional-N Synthesizers
  • Book Subtitle Design for High Spectral Purity and Monolithic Integration
  • Authors Bram De Muer
    Michiel Steyaert
  • Series Title The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-7387-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-5343-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-48001-0
  • Series ISSN 0893-3405
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Electrical Engineering
    Systems Theory, Control
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