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Low phase noise performance of VCO using MEMS

Al-Khateeb, Khalid A. Saeed and Mohd Subki, M. Mu’adz (2008) Low phase noise performance of VCO using MEMS. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering, ICCCE'08, (13 - 15 May 2008) hosted at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia , 13-15 May 2008 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The paper presents a monolithic voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) prototype designed with micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) devices. It achieves the stringent performance requirements of various wireless communication applications such as GSM cellular telephony. The VCO meets the low phase noise requirement of -136 dBc/Hz at large offset frequency (3 MHz) over the appropriate frequency range. A model for the simulation of the monolithic VCO is proposed. A suitable topology for the model is the Colpitts oscillator. It is relatively less complicated, which facilitates the practical integration of the LC components. The main components in the configuration are the MEMS variable capacitor and monolithic 3-D coil inductor. These components are suitable for low phase-noise and low power consumption at the application frequencies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3475/5729
Uncontrolled Keywords: VCO, Colpitts oscillator, LC, MEMS, 3-D coil inductor, GSM, phase noise
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Khalid A. S. Al-Khateeb
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 15:49
Last Modified: 09 May 2012 15:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5729

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