The disclosure is directed to a frequency synthesizer circuit including digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) and an injection locked digitally controlled oscillator (ILD). The ILD outputs a signal with a frequency that is some fraction of the frequency of the DCO output signal and locked in phase to the DCO output signal. The frequency synthesizer circuit drives the ILD with the same modulation input signal that drives the DCO, with the modulation input signal scaled to account for any mismatch between the gains of the DCO and ILD. Driving the ILD with the same, scaled modulation signal as the main DCO minimizes the frequency offset between the DCO output signal and the divided natural oscillation frequency of the ILD. Minimizing the frequency offset makes the lock of the ILD more robust and reduces jitter contribution from the ILD.

Digital frequency synthesizer with robust injection locked divider

Dmytro Cherniak;Salvatore Levantino;
2017

Abstract

The disclosure is directed to a frequency synthesizer circuit including digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) and an injection locked digitally controlled oscillator (ILD). The ILD outputs a signal with a frequency that is some fraction of the frequency of the DCO output signal and locked in phase to the DCO output signal. The frequency synthesizer circuit drives the ILD with the same modulation input signal that drives the DCO, with the modulation input signal scaled to account for any mismatch between the gains of the DCO and ILD. Driving the ILD with the same, scaled modulation signal as the main DCO minimizes the frequency offset between the DCO output signal and the divided natural oscillation frequency of the ILD. Minimizing the frequency offset makes the lock of the ILD more robust and reduces jitter contribution from the ILD.
CMOS, RF, frequency divider, injection locking, communications, mm-wave
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