IEICE Electronics Express
Online ISSN : 1349-2543
Class-C architecture for cross-coupled FBAR oscillator to further improve phase noise
Siti Amalina Enche Ab RahimRamesh K. Pokharel
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2017 Volume 14 Issue 5 Pages 20170056


In this letter, a class-C architecture for an oscillator employing film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) is presented to improve the phase noise significantly in 1/f3 region. The advantages offers by class-C operation are exploited in order to reduce the noise contributed by the current-source transistor in cross-coupled topology. An adaptive biasing circuit is used in order to ensure the oscillation start-up. The post-layout simulation incorporating all parasitic and representing FBAR by modified Butterworth Van Dyke (MBVD) model illustrates the phase noise improvement by 17 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset of a 1.9 GHz carrier compared to the FBAR based cross-coupled topology presented by the authors [1].

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