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Low-Voltage CMOS RF Frequency Synthesizers


  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521153492

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  • A frequency synthesizer is one of the most critical building blocks in any wireless transceiver system. Its design is getting more and more challenging as the demand for low-voltage low-power high-frequency wireless systems continuously grows. As the supply voltage is decreased, many existing design techniques are no longer applicable. This book provides the reader with architectures and design techniques to enable CMOS frequency synthesizers to operate at low supply voltage at high frequency with good phase noise and low power consumption. In addition to updating the reader on many of these techniques in depth, this book will also introduce useful guidelines and step-by-step procedure on behaviour simulations of frequency synthesizers. Finally, three successfully demonstrated CMOS synthesizer prototypes with detailed design consideration and description will be elaborated to illustrate potential applications of the architectures and design techniques described. For engineers, managers and researchers working in radio-frequency integrated-circuit design for wireless applications.

    • In-depth description and comparison of different architectures
    • Illustrates wide variety of potential applications of the architectures and design techniques discussed
    • Comprehensive treatment of the subject, including many interesting design techniques
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    Review of the hardback: '… as is usual with this series of books, it is well written and produced with a judicious mix of equations and text … This title is essential reading for all engineers in such fields as mobile telephony and wireless data transfer, as well as for students.' IEE Communications Engineer

    Review of the hardback: '… is intended to supplement the very few books published on the subject with more comprehensive and in-depth description of building blocks and synthesizer systems … will be of interest to engineers, managers, and researchers working in radio-frequency integrated-circuit design for wireless applications.' Iasi Polytechnic Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521153492
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Introduction
    2. Synthesizer fundamentals
    3. Design of building blocks
    4. Low-voltage design consideration and techniques
    5. Behavioral simulation
    6. A 2 V 900 MHz monolithic CMOS dual-loop frequency synthesizer for GSM receivers
    7. A 1.5 V 900 MHz monolithic CMOS fast-switching frequency synthesizer for wireless applications
    8. A 1 V 5.2 GHz fully integrated CMOS synthesizer for WLAN IEEE 802.11a

  • Authors

    Howard Cam Luong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Gerry Chi Tak Leung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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