The Design of Low Noise Oscillators / Edition 1

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The Design of Low Noise Oscillators offers a new time-variant phase no ise model. By discarding the implicit assumption of time- invariance u nderlying many other approaches, this model is capable of making quant itative predictions of the phase noise and jitter of different types o f oscillators. It is able to attribute a definite amount of phase nois e to every noise source in the circuit. Because of its time-variant na ture, the model also takes into account the effect of cyclostationary noise sources in a natural way. It details the precise mechanism by wh ich low frequency noise, such as l/f noise, upconverts into close-in p hase noise. An important new understanding is that rise and fall time symmetry controls such upconversion. More important, it suggests pract ical methods for suppressing this upconversion, so that good oscillato rs can be built in technologies with notoriously poor l/f noise perfor mance (such as CMOS or GaAs MESFET).

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Offers a new time-variant phase noise model capable of making quantitative predictions of the phase noise and jitter of different types of oscillators. Reviews the definition and modeling of frequency instabilities in electrical oscillators, and summarizes existing models for jitter and phase noise. Discusses prediction of jitter and phase noise of ring oscillators, and investigates the phase noise of differential LC oscillators. The model is generalized to multiple noise sources with arbitrary correlation and cyclostationarity. Hajimiri and Lee are associated with the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792384557
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Frequency Instability Fundamentals. 3. Review of Existing Models. 4. Time-Variant Phase Noise Model. 5. Jitter and Phase Noise in Ring Oscillators. 6. Phase Noise in Differential LC Oscillators. 7. Extension of the Model to Multiple Noise Sources. 8. Conclusion. A: Relationship between Jitter and Phase Noise. B: Power Spectral Density of the Output. C: The ISF of an Ideal LC Oscillator. D: Calculation of the ISF. E: Phase Noise and Jitter in Phase-Locked Loops. F: Describing Function Analysis of Oscillators. Bibliography. Index.
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