Digitally-intensive PLLs have already demonstrated their effectiveness as frequency synthesizers for cellular applications, being able to fulfill the specifications in terms of phase noise, spurs and power dissipation thanks to the adoption of embedded digital processing that efficiently reduces the analog impairments. In this paper we review how these techniques further enable other capabilities, namely both wideband and linear frequency modulation. The application considered as a case study is the fast chirp generation for frequency-modulated continuous wave radar at millimeter waves. We illustrate how the combination of the two-point modulation of a digital PLL and the background digital pre-distortion of the DCO enable both fast and linear modulation.

Digitally-Intensive Fast Frequency Modulators for FMCW Radars in CMOS: (Invited Paper)

Cherniak D.;Samori C.;Levantino S.
2019

Abstract

Digitally-intensive PLLs have already demonstrated their effectiveness as frequency synthesizers for cellular applications, being able to fulfill the specifications in terms of phase noise, spurs and power dissipation thanks to the adoption of embedded digital processing that efficiently reduces the analog impairments. In this paper we review how these techniques further enable other capabilities, namely both wideband and linear frequency modulation. The application considered as a case study is the fast chirp generation for frequency-modulated continuous wave radar at millimeter waves. We illustrate how the combination of the two-point modulation of a digital PLL and the background digital pre-distortion of the DCO enable both fast and linear modulation.
Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
978-1-5386-9395-7
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