Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 9, No 3 (2017)

Analysis of Main LC-VCO Parameters for Multistandard Tranceivers

Vytautas Mačaitis (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania)
Romualdas Navickas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


This paper reviews CMOS LC Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCO) for wireless multi-standard transceivers and wireless communications. The main parameters, such as IC technology, phase noise, carrier frequency, supply voltage, tuning range, power dissipation, figure of merit (FOMT and FOMTT) were reviewed in this paper. These parameters were taken of 20 articles published in 2012–2016 years. Of the reviewed articles it can be said that most VCOs was designed in 180 nm (55%) and 65 nm (25%) CMOS IC technology. FOMTT quality function has been proposed for extended VCO quality assessment. FOMTT quality function additionally evaluates VCO IC technology, and the power supply.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2017-07-04

Keyword(s): LC-VCO; nano electronics; CMOS technology; integrated circuits.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2017.1043

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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