The Designer’s Guide to High-Purity Oscillators

  • Authors
  • Emad Hegazi
  • Jacob Rael
  • Asad Abidi

Part of the The Designer’s Guide Book Series book series (DGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pages 67-81
  3. Pages 139-164
  4. Pages 175-202
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-204

About this book


The Designer's Guide to High-Purity Oscillators presents a comprehensive theory and design methodology for the design of LC CMOS oscillators used in every wireless transmission system.  The authors introduce the subject of phase noise and osciallators from the very first principles, and carry the reader to a very intuitive circuit-driven theory of phase noise in LC osciallators.  The presented theory includes both thermal and flicker noise effects.  Based on Hegazi, Rael, and Abidi's mechanistic theory, a sensible design methodology is gradually developed.  In addition, new topologies that were recently published by the authors are discussed in detail and an optimal design methodology is presented.  While the book focuses on intuition, it rigorously proves every argument to present a compact yet accurate model for predicting phase noise in LC oscillators.  By so doing, the design of an LC osciallator can be handled in the same manner as an amplifier design.


CMOS Modulation Phase integrated circuit model simulation static-induction transistor

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7666-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23365-9
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