2015 Volume 12 Issue 15 Pages 20150531
A feedback current output digital to analog converter (DAC) is proposed to improve the linearity of frequency and reduce the power consumption in this synthesized PLL. All circuit blocks are implemented with standard cells from digital library and place-and-routed automatically without any manual routing. The proposed PLL has been fabricated in a 28 nm fully depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI) technology. The measurement results show that this synthesized injection-locked PLL consumes 1.4 mW from 1 V supply while achieving a figure of merit (FoM) of −235.0 dB with 1.5 ps RMS jitter at 1.6 GHz. This chip occupies only 64 µm × 64 µm layout area with the advanced 28 nm FDSOI process. To the best knowledge of the authors, the PLL presented in this paper achieves the smallest area to date.