Achieving long-distance, high data-rate wireless connections at the 5G millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequency bands requires ultra-low-jitter local oscillators (LOs) [1]-[3] and phased-arrays with very accurate beam-steering capability [4], [5]. In regard to jitter, digital bang-bang phase-locked loops (BBPLLs) have been recently shown as capable of satisfying the very stringent requirements, while at the same time occupying less area than their analog counterparts [3]. This makes them particularly well-suited to the so-called localized LO-generation approach, where a synthesizer is placed in each of the individual transceiver elements, to avoid routing of a global high-frequency signal across large ICs and to leverage the jitter suppression resulting from an equivalent over-the-air combination of the outputs [1]. To achieve accurate beam-steering with LO phase-shifting, highly linear mm-wave phase-shifters are then conventionally placed on each of the LO signals [4], [5], leading, unfortunately, to a substantial power, noise, and area overhead.

32.8 A 98.4fs-Jitter 12.9-to-15.1GHz PLL-Based LO Phase-Shifting System with Digital Background Phase-Offset Correction for Integrated Phased Arrays

Santiccioli A.;Mercandelli M.;Dartizio S. M.;Tesolin F.;Shehata A.;Bertulessi L.;Buccoleri F.;Parisi A.;Lacaita A. L.;Samori C.;Levantino S.
2021

Abstract

Achieving long-distance, high data-rate wireless connections at the 5G millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequency bands requires ultra-low-jitter local oscillators (LOs) [1]-[3] and phased-arrays with very accurate beam-steering capability [4], [5]. In regard to jitter, digital bang-bang phase-locked loops (BBPLLs) have been recently shown as capable of satisfying the very stringent requirements, while at the same time occupying less area than their analog counterparts [3]. This makes them particularly well-suited to the so-called localized LO-generation approach, where a synthesizer is placed in each of the individual transceiver elements, to avoid routing of a global high-frequency signal across large ICs and to leverage the jitter suppression resulting from an equivalent over-the-air combination of the outputs [1]. To achieve accurate beam-steering with LO phase-shifting, highly linear mm-wave phase-shifters are then conventionally placed on each of the LO signals [4], [5], leading, unfortunately, to a substantial power, noise, and area overhead.
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