Low-Noise Oscillators

  • C. J. M. Verhoeven
  • A. van Staveren
  • J. R. Westra
  • A. H. M. van Roermund


Phase noise is an important issue in oscillator design. Several classes of oscillators exist each exhibiting its own typical noise behavior. Various techniques exist for optimizing the noise behavior, depending on the specific class. Methods vary from optimization of the oscillator itself to the coupling of a number of oscillators. Two important classes of oscillators are first-order oscillators and second-order oscillators. One of the most promising optimization strategies for first-order oscillators seems to be coupling large numbers of oscillators; however, technology is not quite ready for this. Optimization of second-order oscillators by coupling does not appear to be of great general use. In this case much improvement can be achieved with optimization of the oscillator itself.


Phase Noise Couple Oscillator Relaxation Oscillator Regenerative Circuit Noise Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. M. Verhoeven
    • 1
  • A. van Staveren
    • 1
  • J. R. Westra
    • 1
  • A. H. M. van Roermund
    • 1
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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