A high frequency divider in 0.18 um SiGe BiCMOS technology

Noorfazila Kamal, Yingbo Zhu, Leonard T. Hall, Said F. Al-Sarawi, Craig Burnet, Ian Holland, Adnan Khan, Andre Pollok, Justin Poyner, Micheal Boers, James A. Howarth, Adam Lauterbach, Jeffrey Harrison, James Rathmell, Michael Batty, Anthony Parker, Linda M. Davis, William G. Cowley, Neil H E Weste, Derek Abbott

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Abstract

High speed frequency dividers are critical parts of frequency synthesisers in wireless systems. These dividers allow the output frequency from a voltage controlled oscillator to be compared with a much lower external reference frequency that is commonly used in these synthesisers. Common trade-offs in high frequency dividers are speed of division, power consumption, real estate area, and output signal dynamic range. In this paper we demonstrate the design of a high frequency, low power divider in 0.18 μm SiGe BiCMOS technology. Three dividers are presented, which are a regenerative divider, a master-slave divider, and a combination of regenerative and master-slave dividers to perform a divide-by-8 chain. The dividers are used as part of a 60 GHz frequency synthesizer. The simulation results are in agreement with measured performance of the regenerative divider. At 48 GHz the divider consumes 18 mW from a 1.8 V supply voltage. The master-slave divider operates up to 36 GHz from a very low supply voltage, 1.8 V. The divide-by-8 operates successfully from 40 GHz to 50 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6414
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventSmart Structures, Devices, and Systems III - Adelaide
Duration: 11 Dec 200613 Dec 2006

Other

OtherSmart Structures, Devices, and Systems III
CityAdelaide
Period11/12/0613/12/06

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frequency dividers
BiCMOS technology
Frequency synthesizers
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Variable frequency oscillators
Electric potential
Electric power utilization
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electric potential
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dynamic range
high speed

Keywords

  • 60 GHz
  • Emitter-coupled logic
  • Frequency synthesizer
  • Master-slave
  • Mixer
  • Regenerative divider

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kamal, N., Zhu, Y., Hall, L. T., Al-Sarawi, S. F., Burnet, C., Holland, I., ... Abbott, D. (2007). A high frequency divider in 0.18 um SiGe BiCMOS technology. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6414). [641408] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.696294

A high frequency divider in 0.18 um SiGe BiCMOS technology. / Kamal, Noorfazila; Zhu, Yingbo; Hall, Leonard T.; Al-Sarawi, Said F.; Burnet, Craig; Holland, Ian; Khan, Adnan; Pollok, Andre; Poyner, Justin; Boers, Micheal; Howarth, James A.; Lauterbach, Adam; Harrison, Jeffrey; Rathmell, James; Batty, Michael; Parker, Anthony; Davis, Linda M.; Cowley, William G.; Weste, Neil H E; Abbott, Derek.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6414 2007. 641408.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kamal, N, Zhu, Y, Hall, LT, Al-Sarawi, SF, Burnet, C, Holland, I, Khan, A, Pollok, A, Poyner, J, Boers, M, Howarth, JA, Lauterbach, A, Harrison, J, Rathmell, J, Batty, M, Parker, A, Davis, LM, Cowley, WG, Weste, NHE & Abbott, D 2007, A high frequency divider in 0.18 um SiGe BiCMOS technology. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6414, 641408, Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III, Adelaide, 11/12/06. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.696294
Kamal N, Zhu Y, Hall LT, Al-Sarawi SF, Burnet C, Holland I et al. A high frequency divider in 0.18 um SiGe BiCMOS technology. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6414. 2007. 641408 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.696294
Kamal, Noorfazila ; Zhu, Yingbo ; Hall, Leonard T. ; Al-Sarawi, Said F. ; Burnet, Craig ; Holland, Ian ; Khan, Adnan ; Pollok, Andre ; Poyner, Justin ; Boers, Micheal ; Howarth, James A. ; Lauterbach, Adam ; Harrison, Jeffrey ; Rathmell, James ; Batty, Michael ; Parker, Anthony ; Davis, Linda M. ; Cowley, William G. ; Weste, Neil H E ; Abbott, Derek. / A high frequency divider in 0.18 um SiGe BiCMOS technology. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6414 2007.
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