2019 Volume 16 Issue 3 Pages 20181022
This paper presents a DLL based clock multiplier with a novel spur reduction technique. By randomly selecting delay line with pseudo random number generator (PRNG), the proposed scheme reduces the output spur due to delay cell mismatches. Rotational digitally controlled delay line (DCDL) is also proposed for seamless generation of clock edges even at random delay line switching. The clock multiplier is designed in 0.18 µm CMOS process and achieves 5∼11 dB reduction of spur while consuming 169.4 µW for 16 MHz. The core area is 0.608 mm2.