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Design and analysis of a boosted pierce oscillator using MEMS SAW resonators

Md Hamzah, Mohd Haidar and Karim, Jamilah and Md Ralib @ Md Raghib, Aliza 'Aini and Nordin, Anis Nurashikin (2018) Design and analysis of a boosted pierce oscillator using MEMS SAW resonators. Microsystems Technologies, 24 (1). pp. 587-594. ISSN 0946-7076 E-ISSN 1432-1858

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This paper highlights the design and analysis of a pierce oscillator circuit for CMOS MEMS surface acoustic wave resonators. The boosted pierce topology using two, three-stage cascode amplifiers provides sufficient gain to counteract the high insertion losses of - 65 dB at 1.3 GHz of the SAW resonator. For accurate prediction of the oscillator’s performance before fabrication, circuit design utilized touchstone S2P measurement results of the MEMS SAW resonator, which provides better results compared to the conventional method of using equivalent circuit simulations. This circuit was designed using Silterra’s 0.13 lm CMOS process. It has low power consumption of 1.52 mW with high voltage swing 0.10–0.99 V. All simulations were conducted using Cadence Design Systems and results indicate that phase noise of 92.63 dBc at 1 MHz.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7658/59902 - email for published version, ILL requested
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accurate prediction, Cadence Design Systems, Conventional methods, Design and analysis, Low-power consumption, MEMS SAW resonators, Pierce oscillator, Surface acoustic wave resonators
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Anis Nurashikin Nordin
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 15:22
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 10:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59902

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