CMU MEMS Laboratory Publication Abstract

 

in Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), pp. 579-582, June 6-8, 2004, Fort Worth, TX.
Low-Power LC-VCO using integrated MEMS passives
V. K. Saraf, D. Ramachandran, A. Oz, G. Fedder and T. Mukherjee
ABSTRACT:
Low power RF operation is often limited by the poor quality factor of the passives available in siliconbased processes. This paper reports on a LC-tank VCO incorporating micromachined inductors and capacitors for low power operation without sacrificing performance. Only 2.75 mW of power is needed to achieve -122 dBc/Hz phase noise at 1 MHz from a 2.84 GHz carrier.
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