Analysis and design of a regenerative differential voltage-controlled oscillator for high frequency integrated circuit applications

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Title:
Analysis and design of a regenerative differential voltage-controlled oscillator for high frequency integrated circuit applications
Author:
Kellum, Reginald, 1963-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An investigation into the feasibility of designing a monolithic high frequency voltage controlled oscillator is performed. With design constraints of an oscillator Q between 5 and 10 and minimal chip area, the resonant LC tank and negative resistive cross coupled differential amplifier circuit is analyzed and design guidelines are developed. Analysis of the circuit encompasses both linear and non-linear modes of operation of the circuit, predicts the fundamental frequency of oscillation, and highlights design limitations for the resonant elements in terms of meeting the Q specifications at higher frequencies. Experimental results on a fixed frequency version of the VCO circuit yielded good agreement with theoretical analysis. For the parameters tested, the error was on the order of 10% in most cases.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Witulski, Arthur F.

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dc.titleAnalysis and design of a regenerative differential voltage-controlled oscillator for high frequency integrated circuit applicationsen_US
dc.creatorKellum, Reginald, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKellum, Reginald, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn investigation into the feasibility of designing a monolithic high frequency voltage controlled oscillator is performed. With design constraints of an oscillator Q between 5 and 10 and minimal chip area, the resonant LC tank and negative resistive cross coupled differential amplifier circuit is analyzed and design guidelines are developed. Analysis of the circuit encompasses both linear and non-linear modes of operation of the circuit, predicts the fundamental frequency of oscillation, and highlights design limitations for the resonant elements in terms of meeting the Q specifications at higher frequencies. Experimental results on a fixed frequency version of the VCO circuit yielded good agreement with theoretical analysis. For the parameters tested, the error was on the order of 10% in most cases.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWitulski, Arthur F.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346703en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27251949en_US
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