This paper presents a delay-locked frequency synthesizer implemented in 0.18 μm CMOS technology. Symmetrical structures were employed in the circuit to reduce the inter-period jitter and phase noise. With the reference signal from an RF generator, the measured phase noise performance is of -105.5dBc/Hz at 10kHz offset with the carrier frequency of 2.07GHz.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDSSC.2003.1283573
Conference IEEE Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2003
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Du, Q. (Qingjin), Zhuang, J. (Jingcheng), & Kwasniewski, T. (2003). A delay-locked frequency synthesizer with low phase noise performance. Presented at the IEEE Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, EDSSC 2003. doi:10.1109/EDSSC.2003.1283573